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MINUTES 

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Mecklenburg 
Presbi^teri^ 




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151ST STATED SESSION 
CHARLOTTE FIRST CHURCH - JAN. 21, 1941 

152ND STATED SESSION 
CHARLOTTE SECOND CHURCH - APRIL 15, 1941 

NEXT STATED MEETING 
SALEM CHURCH . JULY 15, 1941 



(Changed by Order of Moderator to July 17, 1941 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



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D I RECTORY 

Rev. J. H. McNatt, Moderator, Winter Meeting 
Rev. J. W. Grier, Moderator, Spring Meeting. 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk (1943). 
Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Permanent Clerk (1943). 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk (1943). 
Rev. R. H. Stone. Executive Secretary (1944). 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944). 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Qerk. 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1942— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; 
Mr. T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

1944— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1941— Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte; Mr. E. E. Jones, Char- 
lotte; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte; Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1942 — Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. James A. Jones; Mr. Hunter 
Marshall, Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte ; Mr. Ivey W. Stewart, 
Charlotte ; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte ; Dr. Oscar L. Mil- 
ler, Charlotte. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1941 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 
1942— Mr. W. H. Abernathy, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. T. R. Stewart, Charlotte. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1941— Rev. A. S. Johnson; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. S. B. McLean; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. W. H. Frazer; Mr. J. W. Thompson, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Home Missions: 

Chairman— Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

1941— Rev. J. ^V. GriW; Rev. J0hn A.'Redhead, ]\; Rev. W. W. 
Akers ; Mr. E. M. Neel, I^, 3, Ch^lotte ; Mr.\W. H. Aber- 
nathy, Charlotte. ' ^ 

1942— Rev. C H. Rowan ; Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin ; Rev. D. P. Mc- 
Geachy, Jr. ; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte ; Mr. W. H. Belk, 
Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier ; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. ; Rev. C D. White- 
ley; Mr. W. R. Garrison, Charlotte. 



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Religious Education: 



Chairman — Rev. R. A. Young. 

1941— Rev. W. H. Johnston ; Rev. W. G. Thomas ; Mr. J. N. Strib- 
ling-, Charlotte ; Mr. W. E. Price. Charlotte. 

1942— Rev. R. A. Young ; Rev. A. T. Taylor ; Mr. Douglas Aitken, 
Charlotte ; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 

1943— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte; Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt ; Mr. 
Hunter Marshall, Charlotte ; Rev. A. Julian Warner, Jr. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1941 — Rev. James A. Jones ; Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr. ; Mr. L. S. 

Boyd, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. W. H. Frazer ; Rev. W. H. Johnston ; Mr. Thomas M. 

Glasgow^, Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. H. J. 
Spencer, Charlotte. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

1941— Rev. C. C. Hamilton; Mr. C. A. Kirkpatrick, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. H. L. Reaves ; Mr. R. L. Willis, R. 9, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. S. Nisbet; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. C. Hamilton. 

1941— Rev. M. R. Gibson; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. C. C Hamilton ; Mr. C. B. Choate. R. 3, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. H. L. Reaves; Dr. E. H. Hand, Pineville. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: \ 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

1941— Rev. W. B. Neill ; Mr. A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek. 

1942— Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. B. Frank Matthews, Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. J. W. Stork; Mr. Edward G. Hayes, R. 5, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. E. V. Wiley. 

1941— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. W. L. Byrum, R. 3, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. E. V. Wiley; Mr. Guy M. Neel, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. A. Julian Warner, Jr.; Mr. Rufus A .Grier, R. 3. 
Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman— Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. 

1941— Rev. A. L. McDuffie; Mr. T. F. Black, R. 2, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. J. P. H. McNatt; Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 
1943— Rev. C. H. Little; Mr. W. R. Sadler, Paw Creek. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1941— Rev. A. A. Walker; Mr. N. C. White, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Paul R. Shean, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. A. H. Key; Mr. Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte. 

Schools and Colleges: 

Chairman — Rev. C D. Whiteley. 

1941— Rev. C. M. Boyd; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1942— Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Mr. M. B. Spier, Charlotte. 

1943 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 

Evangelism : 

Chairman — Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1941 — Rev. James A. Jones ; Mr. Thomas M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. C. R. Nisbet ; Mr. L. M. Oglukian, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin ; Mr. Paul R. Shean, Charlotte. 

Wdman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1941— Rev. W. R. Buhler; Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. G. M. Pickard ; Dr. L. W. Hovis. Charlotte. 
1943 — Rev. J. C. Grier ; Mr. W. A. Jamison, Charlotte. 

Ministers' Annuity Fund: 

Chairman — Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 

Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. Wriston Hartsell, 

1941— Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin ; Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte. 
1942— Rev. C. N. Morrison ; Mr. W. S. Biggers, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. Wriston Hartsell; Mr. C. A.' Bland, Wadesboro. 

Stew^ardship: 

Chairman — Rev. J. G. Garth. 

1941— Rev. Ben T. Harrop ; Mr. D. S. Monteith, Charlotte. 
1942— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. G. Garth; Rev. S. B. McLean. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

1941— Mr. H. H. DeArmond, Charlotte. 
1942— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte. 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Sxaminations : 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1941, Rev. D. K. Snyder; 1942. Rev. W. H. 
Eubank; 1943, Rev. H. B. Blakely. 

i Languages— 1941, Rev. E. V. Wiley; 1942, Rev. W. W. Akers; 
1943, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

4. Natural and Exast Sciences — 1941, Rev. M. B, Prince, Jr.; 
1942, Rev. W. H. Frazer; 1943, Rev. James A. Jones. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1941, Rev. W. C Smith; 1942, 
Rev. J. S. Sibley; 1943, Rev. Chas. R. Nisbet. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric — 1941, Rev. C .H. 
Rowan ; 1942, Rev. J. W. Grier ; 1943, Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

7. Church History— 1941, Rev. W. L Howell; 1942, Rev. W. W. 
Akers; 1943, Rev. J .G. Garth. 

8. History— 1941, Rev. R. A. Young; 1942, Rev. D. P. McGeachy, 
Jr. ; 1943, Rev. J. M. Walker. 

9. Theology— 1941, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; 1942, Rev. A. S. 
Johnson ; 1943, Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

10. Church Government and Sacraments — 1941, Rev. A. H. Key; 
1942, Rev. J. S. Sibley; 1943, Rev. W. T, Smith. 

11. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — 1941, Rev. D. P. Mc- 
Geachy, Jr. ; 1942, Rev. C. H. Rowan ; 1943, Rev. J .S. Nisbet, 
Advisory Committee to the Executive Secretary — Rev. J. A. 
Redhead, Chairman ; Rev. C. H. Rowan, Rev. R. A. Young, 
Rev. J. G. Garth, and Mr. W. E. Price. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. J. W. Moore, D.D. 

2. M. E. Sentelle, D.D. 

3. G. P. Stevens 

4. J. W. Grier 

5. R. J. Mcllwaine 

6. W. C McLauchlin, D.D. 

7. C. H. Little 

8. R. S. Burwell, D.D. 

9. A. S. Johnson, D.D. 
10. J. G. Garth 

n. J. W. Stork, D.D. 
12. R. H. M. Brown 
13. J. M. Walker, D.D. 

14. W. C. Underwood 

15. L. H. Query 

16. W. H. Frazer, D.D. 

17. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. 

18. T. F. Huneycutt 

19. M. E. Peabody 

20. W. B. S. Chandler 

21. A. A. Walker, D.D. 

22. C. C. Beam 

23. S. B. McLean 

24. W. H. Johnston 

25. J. C. McGehee 

26. C, H. Rowan 

27. B. F. Yandell 

28. A. L. McDuffie 

29. C. R. Nisbet, D.D. 

30. W. C. Copeland 

31. J. C. Grier 

32. W. G. Thomas 

33. T. R. Alexander 

34. A. T. Taylor 

35. W. W. Akers, D.D. 

36. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

37. H. C. Carmichael 

38. W. A. Nicholson 

39. W .B. Neill 

40. A. H. Eraser 

41. M. R. Gibson 

42. J. P. H. McNatt 

43. C. D. Whiteley, D.D. 



44. R. A. Young D.D. 

45. C. M. Boyd, D.D. 

46. C. C. Hamilton 

47. J. S. Sibley, D.D. 

48. D. P. McGeachy, Jr. 

49. A. H. Key 

50. E. V. Wiley 

51. L. T. Gill 

52. A. L. Roberts 

53. W. L Howell, Jr. 

54. T. B. Anderson 

55. D. K. Snyder 

56. J. A. Redhead. Jr., D.D. 

57. T. A. Smith, M.D. 

58. Wriston Hartsell 

59. W. C. C. Foster 

60. W. C. Smith 

61. J. C. Neville 

62. Ben T. Harrop 

63. J. E. Mcjunkin 

64. T. H. Mitchell 

65. C. N. Morrison 

66. W. H. Eubank 

67. G. M. Pickard 

68. W. T. Smith 

69. H. B. Blakely, D.D. 

70. Jas. A. Jones, D.D. 

71. H. L. Reaves 

72. A. J. Warner 

73. J. S. Nisbet, D.D. 

74. J. L. Russell 

75. W. R. Buhler 

76. J. R. Rosebro, D.D. 

77. A. W. Shaw 

78. R. P. Walker, D. D. 

79. F. R. McAlister 

80. Neill R. McGeachy 

81. R. H. Stone 

82. R. E. Watts 

83. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 



Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

JANUARY 21, 1941 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hun- 
dred Fifty-first Stated Session in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 10:00 a. m., was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. E. V. Wiley, and was constituted 
with prayer by Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

A motion was made and passed that this meeting of 
Presbytery be made as brief as possible because of the pre- 
vailing influenza situation and the request of the Board oi 
Health that all public meetings be reduced to a minimum. 

The Moderator, Rev. E. V. Wiley, conducted a short de- 
votional service in lieu of a sermon. 

The roll showed the following present : 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, 
J. M. Walker, W. C. Underwood, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, 
C. C. Beam, W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, A. T. 
Taylor, M. B. Prince, W. A. Nicholson, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. Mc- 
Natt, C D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, C. C Hamilton, H. K. 
Holland, D. P. McGeachy, Jr., E. V. Wiley, W. I. Howell, T. B. 
Anderson, J. A. Redhead, W. C. Smith, B. T. Harrop, J. E. Mcjunkin, 
T. H. Mitchell, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, J. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, 
A. J. Warner, J. S. Nisbet, W. R. Buhler, J. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, 
R. P. Walker. 

Representatives of Churches: Albemarle First, J. P. Sifford ; 
Albemarle Second, P. L. Burris; Altan, J. M. Rorie ; Banks, R. L. 
White; Benton Heights, Geo. F. Boone; Camden, J. C. Bun; Central 
Steele Creek, L. G. Alexander; Charlotte Second, A. V. Russell; 
Cooks Memorial, R. L. Willis; Huntersville, J. Boyd Montieth; Lee 
Park, J. H. Baker; Marshville ; J. C Smith; McGee, W. O. Johnston; 
Monroe First, H, I. Duncan; Mount Gilead, C. C McKinnon ; Myers 
Park, Eddie E. Jones ; Norwood, Frank Story ; Plaza, Jas. W. Arm- 
strong; Providence, J. W. McKinney; Ramah, Lamont Mayes; St. 
Paul, N. C. White ; Sharon, J. W. A. Thomas ; Steele Creek, I. J. 
Price; Stephenson, Ray Kimbrell; Tenth Avenue, Jas. R. Alexander; 
Troy, C. N. Ekerson ; Wadesboro, C. A. Bland; Waxhaw, R. J. Belk; 
Westminster, J. M. Dunlop. — 29. 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, who was nominated at the last 
meeting of Presbytery, was unanimously elected Moder- 
ator. I 

Rev. A. W. Shaw presented a certificate of membership 
in Bethel Presbytery with a request to be received into this 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 9 

Presbytery. The moderator conducted the examination in 
experimental reHgion, which was sustained as satisfactory. 
The examination touching views in theology was conducted 
by Rev. H. K. Holland and was sustained as satisfactory. 
Rev. M. R. Gibson conducted the examination touching 
views on church government, which was sustained as satis- 
factory. The examination as a whole was sustained as 
satisfactory, and Rev. A. W. Shaw was enrolled as a mem- 
ber of this Presbytery upon his signing the obligations. 

A call for the pastoral services of Rev. A. W. Shaw 
from the Troy Church was read, found in order, and placed 
in his hands. Mr. Shaw indicated his acceptance of the call, 
and a commission was appointed to install him as pastor of 
the Troy Church on Sunday, March 30, 1941, at 3 :30 P. M. 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. A. W. SHAW 

Rev. J. W. Stork to preside and propound the constitu- 
tional questions; Rev. C. R. Nisbet to preach the sermon; 
Rev. J. G. Garth to charge the pastor ; Ruling Elder W. E. 
Price to charge the congregation. Alternates : Minister, 
Rev. C. D. Whiteley ; Ruling Elder, Dr. R. H. LaiTerty. 

RESIGNATION OF REV. H. K. HOLLAND 

Rev. H. K. Holland submitted his resignation as pastor 
of the Plaza Presbyterian Church and requested the disso- 
lution of the pastoral relation existing between himself and 
that church. The church, through its representative, con- 
curred with the pastor in the request for the dissolution of 
the pastoral relation ; and the Presbytery granted the re- 
quest, the action being effective from this date. A delega- 
tion from the Raeford Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville 
Presbvtery was present and prosecuted a call from the Rae- 
ford Church for the pastoral services of Mr. Holland. Ac- 
cordingly Rev. H. K. Holland was granted a certificate of 
dismissal to Fayetteville Presbytery in order that he might 
accept the call to the Raeford Presbyterian Church. 

RECEPTION OF REV. R. P. WALKER 

Rev. R. P. Walker, D.D., presented a certificate of mem- 
bershio and dismissal from the Presbytery of Asheville 
with the reauest that he be received into the membership 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



of this Presbytery. The Moderator conducted the examina- 
tion on experimental religion, which was sustained as satis- 
factory. Rev. J. A. Redhead conducted the examination 
touching views in theology, which was sustained as satis- 
factory. Rev. J. M. Walker conducted the examination on 
views of church government, which was sustained as satis- 
factory. The examination as a whole was sustained as 
satisfactory and Rev. R. P. Walker was enrolled as a mem- 
ber of this Presbytery on his signing the obligations. 

A call from the McGee Presbyterian Church for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. R. P. Walker was read, found in or- 
der, and placed in his hands. Having signified his accept- 
ance of the call, Dr. Walker was designated as pastor elect 
of the McGee Church until the installation service can be 
arranged for a later date. 

RESIGNATION OF REV. BEN T. HARROP 

Rev. Ben T. Harrop tendered his resignation as pastor 
of the St. Paul Church and requested the dissolution of the 
pastoral relation existing between himself and the church. 
The church concurring in the request, the relationship was 
dissolved effective today. 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

Bills and Overtures : Rev. E. V. Wiley, Dr. J. S. Nisbet 
and Mr. H. J. Spencer; 

Records of Presbytery : Rev. M. R. Gibson, Rev. A. T. 
Taylor and Mr. R. K. Belk ; 

Thanks : Rev. C. C. Hamilton. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Rev. C. D. Whiteley submitted a report for the Commit- 
tee on Nominations which was adopted and is as follows : 

Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk ; Mr. David Ovens, Trustee 
of Queens College, replacing Mrs. R. H. Johnston; Rev. J. S. Nisbet 
replacing Rev. H. K. Holland as Chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions ; Rev. H. L. Reaves replacing Rev. H. K. Holland 
as a member of the Committee on Foreign Missions ; Rev. J. A. Jones 
replacing Rev. H. K. Holland as a member of the Committe on Evan- 
gelism ; and Rev. W. H. Frazer was named as Vice Chairman of the 
Commission on The Minister and His Work. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 



RESIGNATION OF REV. W. C. SMITH 

Rev. W. C. Smith requested the dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Locust, 
Oakboro, and Stanfield group of churches, effective today 
but no further salary from this group of churches after Jan- 
uary 1, 1941. The churches concurred in the request and 
the relationship was dissolved. The Altan, Bethany, and 
Lee Park Churches presented calls for the pastoral services 
of Rev. W. C. Smith. These calls were found in order and 
placed in the hands of Mr. Smith, who signified his accept- 
ance ; and the following Commission was named to install 
him as pastor of the above mentioned group of churches. 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. W. C. SMITH 

Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Chairman ; Rev. A. H. Key ; Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt ; Ruling Elder Walter Henderson, Monroe 
First Church ; and Ruling Elder John Rowell, Bethany 
Church. The date for the service to be March 9, 1941 : 
Altan at 11 A. M., Bethany at 3 P. M. and Lee Park at 7 
P. M. Parts to be left to the Commission. 

CALL FOR REV. C. D. WHITELEY 

A call from the Second Presbyterian Church of Albe- 
marle for the pastoral services of Rev. C. D. Whiteley was 
read, found in order, and placed in his hands. Mr. Whiteley 
signified his acceptance of the call, and the following Com- 
mission was appointed to install him on a date to be fixed 
by the Commission. 

Rev. J. W. Stork, Rev. W. T. Smith, Rev. Q. N. Huney- 
cutt, and Elder T. M. Hartsell. The assignment of parts is 
left to the commission. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes, after which the 
body re-convened and was led in a popular meeting in the 
interest of Foreign Missions. This service was conducted 
by Rev. H. K. Holland, chairman of the committee on For- 
eign Missions. Mr. Holland did not submit a formal report 
of the committee, but presented the work of Foreign Mis- 
sions merely as informative and inspirational. As a part of 
this program, the Rev. Wm. A. Linton, one of our Korean 
missionaries, was introduced and was heard with keen in- 
terest by the Presbytery, as he spoke of the Foreign Mis- 
sion Work in the World Situation To-day. 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTER Y 

Rev. Wm. A. Linton, recently of Chunju, Korean, was en- 
rolled as a visiting brother from the Presbytery of South- 
w^est Georgia. 

The period in the interest of Foreign Missions was closed 
with prayer by Rev. M. B. Prince. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch to reconvene at 2:00 
P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

2 :00 P. M. 

The Presbytery met and was opened with the signing 
of the Doxology. 

Rev. B. Frank Yandell returned the certificate, which 
had been granted some months ago transferring him to 
Granville Presbytery. Since he had not placed the certifi- 
cate before the other Presbytery he was re-enrolled as a 
member of this court. 

The first order of the afternoon session was the choos- 
ing of Commissioners to the General Assembly. The fol- 
lowing were elected: 

Ministers — Principals, R. A. Youngs C. C. Beam, H. B. Blakely, 
W. H. Frazer, A. T. Taylor ; and Alternates, A. S. Johnson, J. A. 
Jones, J. M. Walker, W. G. Thomas, W. I. Howell; Elders— Prin- 
cipals, V. L. Wall, Dr. Oren Moore, R. A. Grier, W. E. Price, R. A. 
Dunn ; and Alternates, T. M, Glasgow, R. L. Willis, Hunter Marshall, 
P. S. Gilchrist. C G. Pepoer. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work reported 
through Rev. W. H, Frazer, Vice Chairman. The report 
and the minutes of the Commission were received and ad- 
mitted to the record. The report is as follows : 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at First Presbyterian Church, 
January 21, 1941: 

Your Commission on The Minister and His Work report seven 
meetings held since the last meeting of Presbytery. The Commis- 
sion as it is now constituted consists of Rev. A. S. Johnson, D. D., 
Chairman, Rev. Wm. H. Frazer, D. D., Vice Chairman, Rev. S. B. 
McLean, W. E. Price, J. Wm. Thomson and H. J. Spencer, Secretary. 

Calls from Alton, Bethany and Lee Park Churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. W. C. Smith were approved and sent to the Stated 
Clerk of Presbytery. At the request of Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt, Super- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

intendent of Home Missions, permission was given Mr. Smith to be- 
gin his work in these new fields on January 1, 1941, subject, however, 
to the later approval of Presbytery. 

Calls were approved from Troy Church to Rev. A. W. Shaw, Mc- 
Gee Church to Rev. R. P. Walker and Philadelphia Church to Rev. 
F. R. McAlister. These calls were all forwarded to the Stated Clerk. 

Albemarle Second Church was given permission to call Rev. C. D. 
Whiteley, D. D., and Albemarle First Church to call Rev. R. E. Watts. 
So far these calls have not been put into the hands of the Commis- 
sion. 

Sugaw Creek Church was given permission to engage Rev. Hun- 
ter B. Blakely, D. D., as Temporary Supply until the January meet- 
ing of Presbytery. Later this permission was granted to engage Dr. 
Blakely as Stated Supply till a new pastor might arrive, but not later 
than the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Charlotte First Church was given permission to engage Rev. Ed- 
gar Woods as Temporary Supply during the month of January, 1941. 

The Commission's attention had been called to some unrest in 
Newell Church and had had several conferences with some of the 
officers of that church and with the pastor. On December 3 the 
Commission met at Newell Church with all of the members present 
and with four elders and four deacons of Newell Church. There was 
a thorough discussion of the situation. Following this discussion the 
Commission expressed a unanimous opinion that no action on our 
part was called for at the present. The Newell officers were urged 
to unite with the pastor in the work, helping him in counsel and in 
prayer. The Commission believes that a crisis in Newell has been 
passed, and that more encouraging conditions now prevail. 

The Commission has been advised by the session of Myers Park 
Church that this session has organized a Committee on Evangelism 
whose services are offered for regular or special services at any of 
the pastorless churches in Mecklenburg Presbytery. We call the at- 
tention of Presbytery to this fine offer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

W. H. FRAZER. Vice Chairman. 

The Committee on Evangelism submitted a verbal re- 
port which was received as information ; and a request for 
postponing the retreat, scheduled for January 14th, to some 
later date agreeable to the Committee was granted. 

The Stewardship Committee's report was submitted by 
the Chairman, Rev. T. G. Garth. It was amended and adopt- 
ed and is as follows : 

REPORT ON STEWARDSHIP 

Your Committee on Stewardship begs leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report : 

The General Assembly's Askings for 1941-42 amount to $1,450,000, 
which is the same as in 1940. The Synod of North Carolina was asked 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

to raise $299,000 of this amount, which is $6,000 more asked of Synod 
than last year. 

In view of an increase in benevolence in the Synod last year of 
$70,588, the Synod at High Point in September accepted its appor- 
tionment and fixed its own askings at $598,(X)0, which is double the 
Assembly's apportionment. The Synod sent down to Mecklenburg 
Presbytery an apportionment of $155,316 of the total of $598,000. This 
is $32,316 more than the quota of the current year, which is $123,000. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg gave to the Assembly's and lo- 
cal causps last year, as reported on Agril 1, 1940, the sum of $160,837. 
This was an increase of $44,516 over the reports of 1939. 

Last year, however, the Ministers' Annuity Fund was before the 
church, and many churches credited themselves with their gifts to 
the annuity fund in the column for Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief. The report shows a total of $26,530 to Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief, which was an increase of $13,738 over 
1939, that is, more than double. Gifts to that cause for 1939 were $12,- 
792, which also includes some annuity gifts. 

Again, the report of 1940 shows $21,772 given to Educational In- 
stitutions, which is three times the amount given to that cause in 1939. 
On inquiry, it was found that Caldwell Memorial gave $12,969 to this 
cause, and this included the proceeds of a note canceled by W. H. 
Belk on the Maxton Junior College. 

Thus with the annuity and the educational institutions gifts, the 
year's benevolence was not normal. However, the increase in the 
Presbytery's benevolence was about $20,000 in regular gifts. 

The Synod in assigning percentages took into account that Pres- 
byteries were encroaching on Assembly funds for local work. The 
Synod asks the adoption of the percentages of the Assembly, but on 
account of the increase in askings has given the presbyteries more 
funds. 

With the budget of $598,000 in view, the percentages adopted by 
Synod are as follows : 

General Assembly's Causes 

Foreign Missions . 26.2 

Assembly's Home Missions 13.8 

Christian Education & Ministerial Relief 6.5 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25 

Assembly's Training School .75 

Bible Cause .50 

This is a total of 50 per cent, or $299,000. 

Synod's and Presbytery's Causes 

Synod's Home Missions 10.50 

Orphan's Home 9.00 

Educational Institutions 10.50 

Union Theological Seminary 1.50 

Presbytery's Home Missions 15,00 

Religious Education in Synod 3.50 

This is a total of 50 per cent, or $299,000. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBY T ERY 15 

Since Mecklenburg Presbytery does not draw any funds from the 
Synod's Home Missions we shall recommend a different rate for our 
own ho.me missions as last year. Also since we are about to set up 
the office of executive secretary, we shall suggest a change in the 
percentages for our own work. This will appear in our recommenda- 
tion of percentages. 

There were fewer churches in Mecklenburg Presbytery which 
too-k an Every Member Canvass last March. The percentages of 
churches making this canvass was 87.73 per cent, whereas in 1939 the 
percentage of churches making the canvass was 95.90 per cent. 

It is hoped that the canvass may be more generally observed, and 
that the campaign to prepare for the canvass may be more effective. 

Since this is Stewardship Year as adopted by the General As- 
sembly, it would help if pastors would give courses in Stewardship 
in their churches. A book is recommended for study, entitled "This 
World's Goods," which costs 60 cents and can be secured from the 
Committee of Publication, Richmond, Va., Box 1176. 

A printed sheet attached to this report shows the work of the 
churches. This sheet was ordered printed in the fall minutes. It 
shows the membership of the churches as reported April 1, 1940, 
the current apportionment for benevolences, based on $123,000, 
which is the same as for 1939, the apportionment for the year begin- 
ning April 1, 1941, based on the quota of Synod of $155,316, which is 
$32,316, or 26^ per cent more, the amount contributed to benevolence 
by each church as reported April 1, 1940, pastor's salaries, current ex- 
penses, the building fund, and a grand total for each church, which 
includes miscellaneous and other items. 

To arrive at the quota for each church, 26^ per cent was added 
to the quota of 1940-41 as published last fall. 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1. That March 16 be Every Member Canvass Day, and that 
March 30 be Payup Day. 

2. That we accept in full the apportionment to this Presbytery 
by Synod of $155,316, as our part of the Synod's quota of $598,000. 

3. That pastors and churches give special attention to steward- 
ship. 

4. That the table for percentages for this Presbytery be as fol- 
lows for the year 1941-42: 

General Assembly's Causes 

Foreign Missions 27.00, or $41,935 (1940, $38,142—31 per cent). 

Assembly's Home Missions 10.00, or $15,531 (1940, $15,538— 12>^ 
per cent). 

Ministerial Relief 6.00, or $9,318 (1940, $9,235—7^ per cent). 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25, or $3,494 (1940, $3,088— 
23^ per cent). 

Bible Cause 0.50, or $776 (1940, $745—0.60 per cent). 

Assembly's Training School 0.75, or $1,164 (1940, $1,121—0.90 per 
cent). 

This is 46.50 per cent for Assembly's causes, but as noted above it 
will produce a little more than last year's percentages, based an the 
total of $155,316. 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Synod's and Presbytery's Causes 

Presbytery's H«me Missions 19.00, or $27,956 (1940, $22,142—18 
per cent). 

Barium Springs 8.00, or $12,425 (1940, $9,219—7^ per cent). 

Schools and Colleges (Colleges 10.50, Union Seminary 1.50) 12.00, 
or $18,637 (1940, $11,682— 9^ per cent). 

Synod's Home Missions 5.00, or $7,765 (1940, $6,137—5 per cent). 
Religious Education in Synod 3.50, or $5,436 (1940, $3,682—3 per 
cent). 

Executive Work in Presbytery 5.00, Religious Education in Pres- 
bytery, 1.00. 

This totals 53.50 per cent of $155,316 for local causes. 

The Special Committee on the Campaign for the As- 
sembly's Training School reported through Rev. J. M. Wal- 
ker on the progress of the campaign. The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

A motion was made and passed that the Tenth Avenue 
Church be assessed Presbyterial Tax for the current year 
on the basis of 510 members. 

The Commission appointed to organize a church in the 
Oakhurst Community reported its action, which was ad- 
mitted to the record and is as follows : 

A COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE A CHURCH 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg in the adjourned meeting at 
the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, on November 11, 
1940, appointed a commission to organize a Presbyterian church in 
the Oakhurst community of Charlotte if the way be clear. The com- 
mission is composed of the following members : Ministers, C. R. Nis- 
bet, W. W. Akers, J. G. Garth, H. K. Holland, W. H. Johnston; and 
Elders, W. E. Price, D. H. Johnston, T. M. Glasgow. Dr. C. R. Nisbet 
was named as convenor of the commission. 

The commission met at the manse of the Caldwell Memorial 
Church at 8 :00 P. M., Nov. 18, 1940, and was called to order by Dr. 
C. R. Nisbet. The opening prayer was ofifered by Rev. H. K. Holland. 
The organization was completed by the election of Dr. C. R. Nisbet 
as chairman and Rev. W. H. Johnston as clerk. 

A motion was made and passed that the Session of Caldwell Me- 
morial Church and Rev. H. L. Reaves and Rev. W. H. Johnston be 
appointed a commission to administer the affairs of the new church 
until such time as the said church can elect officers. The quorum of 
this commission shall be a minister and two ruling elders. 

The order was taken for a meeting of the commission at the pro- 
posed site of the new church, Commonwealth Avenue and Eastway 
Drive, on December 15, 1940, at 2:30 P. M. for the purpose of the 
formal organization of the church. Dr. Q R. Nisbet and Rev. H. L. 
Reaves were instructed to arrange a program for the occasion. The 
commission was adjourned with prayer by Dr. C. R. Nisbet. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

On December 14, 1940, a poll of the commission having been 
taken, the meeting for December 15th was postponed because of the 
unfavorable state of the weather and the unfinished condition of the 
church building. The commission is to meet at the call of the chair- 
man. 

January 12, 1941, 2:30 P. M, The commission met at the church 
with the following members present : C. R. Nisbet, H, K. Holland, 
J. G. Garth, W. H. Johnston, D. H. Johnston, and W. E. Price. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. H. K. Holland. 

A sermon was preached by Dr. C. R. Nisbet from the text, Col. 
1 :18. Testimonials were received on behalf of twenty-five (25) per- 
sons who united with the new church by certificate. Six (6) others 
were admitted upon profession of faith in Christ. These persons 
then entered into covenant by answering the constitutional questions 
propounded by the chairman, who then declared them to be a duly 
constituted church of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S, 

To manage local details a Church Council was appointed from 
the membership as follows: Mr. R. Fred Dunn, Mr. W. H. DeLam- 
ater, Mr. B. L. Lawing, Mrs. J. W. Lowry, Mrs. J. B. Gryder, and 
Rev. H. L. Reaves to serve as chairman. The Commonwealth Pres- 
byterian Church was adopted as the name. 

The charter membership roll was left open till February 16, 1941. 

The commission adjourned with prayer and the benediction by 
Rev. H. L. Reaves. 

C. R. NISBET, Chairman. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Clerk. 

An Overture from the Session of the Myers Park Pres- 
byterian Church with reference to the location of churches 
was referred to the Bills and Overtures Committee and is 
as follows : 

AN OVERTURE TO THE PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

The Session of the Myers Park Park Presbyterian Church. Char- 
lotte, N. C, respectfully overtures the Presbytery of Mecklenburg in 
session at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, January 21, 
1941, to consider the advisability of appointing a committee of the 
Presbytery to study the whole question of the location of Churches 
within the bounds of the Presbytery in order that the cause of the 
Kingdom and of our denomination may be advanced. 

Done at the regular meeting of the Session of the Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church, January 13, 1941. 

A. J. BEALL, Clerk. 

Attest : 

JAS. A. JONES, Moderator. 

The Committee on Bills and Overtures replied to the 
overture from the Myers Park Church by recommending* 
the appointment of a committee by the Presbytery to study 
the whole question of the location and re-location of church- 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

es in the Presbytery. The recommendation was adopted, 

and the committee appointed was as follows : 

E. E, Jones, W. E. PricCj J. A. Jones, R. S. Hutchinson, D. P. 
McGeachy, C. H. Rowan, R. A. Young, A. J. Warner, and the Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of Presbytery is to be an ex-officio member of the 
committee. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Records presented a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Presbytery's Records wishes to report that 
the Minutes of the called meetings of June 24, 1940, September 4, 1940, 
the adjourned meeting of November 11, 1940, and the Stated meetings 
of the 149th and the 150th Sessions have been examined. We find 
these records correct in all respects. We wish to commend the Clerk 
for his efficiency and promptness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. R. GIBSON, Chairman. 

The Committee on Examination in Theology presented a 
report with reference to the resolution offered by Rev. L. T. 
Gill at the last stated meeting, proposing certain questions 
to be asked for licensure and of ministers coming into our 
Presbytery. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

That the matter not be acted on at present, because such ac- 
tion would require amendment of the Book of Church Order in con- 
stitutional manner; and for the additional reason that the Book of 
Church Order at present requires that a minister subscribe in writ- 
ing to the writen questions required of all candidates for ordination, 
as found in paragraph 136 Book of Church Order ; and these questions 
are as definite as those in the overture. 

W. H. FRAZER 

JOHN A. REDHEAD, JR. 

A Manual change was adopted (having been docketed at 
a previous meeting) setting December 1st, following elec- 
tion at the fall stated session, as the date for the beginning 
of the terms of office for the clerks of Presbytery. 

A letter from Rev. R. H. Stone announcing his accept- 
ance of the office of Executive Secretary of the Presbytery 
was read and received as information. 

The Commission to install Rev. W. R. Buhler submit- 
ted a report which was admitted to record as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. W. R. BUHLER 

The Commission to Install Rev. W. R. Buhler met at Indian Trail 
Sunday, November 17, 1940, at 11 A. M., was called to order by the 
Chairman, Dr. Q. N, Huneycutt and opened with prayer by Dr. J. W. 
Stork. Elder E. J. Stinson was elected Clerk. 



MINUTES OF MFXKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

Indian Trail. Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt Presided, charged the pastor 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. J. W. Stork 
preached. Elder George McClelland charged the congregation. The 
Benediction was pronounced by Rev. W. R. Buhler. 

Stephenson : Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt Presided, Propounded the 
Constitutional Questions, and Charged the congregation. Dr. J. W. 
Stork preached. Elder George McClelland charged the Pastor. Rev. 
W. R. Buhler pronounced the benediction. 

Siler. Dr. J. W. Stork presided, and Propounded the Constitu- 
tional questions. Dr. R. A. Young preached. Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt 
charged the Pastor, and Elder George McClelland the Congregation. 
At each place Rev. W. R. Buhler was duly installed according to the 
Book of Church Order. 

The Minutes were read and adopted. The Commission ad- 
journed with prayer by the Chairman. 

E. J. STINSON, Clerk. 

The report of the Auditing Committee was adopted and 
is as follows : 

I have just completed an audit of the books of Dr. J. W. Stork, 
Treasurer, and I find that his records are in good shape and in per- 
fect order. 

Dr. Stork is doing a splendid job in handling the affairs of the 
Treasurer's account and he is to be commended for the manner in 
which he has kept his records during this year. 

J. P. ROBINSON. 

The Committee on Thanks submitted a report which was 

adopted and is as follows : 

On behalf of Mecklenburg Presbytery we wish to voice our 
thanks and appreciation to the First Presbyterian Church of Char- 
lotte for their kindness in providing a place for the Presbytery to 
hold its winter meeting. 

C. C HAMILTON, Chairman. 

The Second Presbyterian Church of Charlotte extended 
an invitation to Presbytery for the spring meeting. This in- 
vitation was accepted with thanks. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The work of Presbytery was concluded with prayer by 
Rev. J. M. Walker and the benediction by Rev. W. H. Fra- 
zer; after which the Court stood adjourned to meet in its 
152nd Stated Session in the Second Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., April 15, 1941. 

J. P. H. McNATT, Moderator. 

W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
T. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

152ND STATED SESSION OF 
MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte, North CaroHna 
April 15, 1941. 
Mecklenburg Presbytery met in the 152nd Stated Ses- 
sion in the Second Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A. M. and 
was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. J. P. H. Mc- 
Natt. The Presbytery was constituted with prayer by Rev. 
W. H. Frazer. 

The opening sermon was preached by the Moderator 
from the text, I. Peter 4:11; "Glorifying God In All 
Things." 

The Communion Service was conducted by Rev. James 
A. Jones and Rev. A. Julian Warner assisted by Ruling El- 
ders W. F. Baker, Edward G. Hayes, T. P. Graham, J. D. 
Ramsey, T. E. Gray, James W. Armstrong, B. B. Wilson, 
A. V. Russell, J. I. Hutchinson, and John W. Sheppard. 

The roll showed the following present : 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, 
J. M. Walker, W. C. Underwood, L. H. Query, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, A. A. Walker. C. C. Beam, S. B. McLean, 
W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, A. L. McDuffie, C. R. 
Nisbet, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, M. B. Prince, Jr., 
H. C. Carmichael, W. A. Nicholson, W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. 
McNatt, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C M. Boyd, C. C. Hamihon, 
J. S. Sibley, D. P. McGeachy, Jr., A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, L. T. Gill, 
W. L Howell, Jr., T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., 
T. A. Smith, Wriston Hartsell, W. C. Smith, J. C. Neville, J. E. Mc- 
Junkin, T. H. Mitchell, C. N. Morrison, W. H. Eubank, G. M. Pick- 
ard, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, James A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. 
Julian Warner, J. S. Nisbet, J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, J. R. Rose- 
bro, A. W. Shaw, R. P. Walker, Roy E. Watts, R. H. Stone, Neill R. 
McGeachy, F. R. McAlister, J. Walton Stewart. (65). 

Churches Represented: Albemarle First, J. A. Little ; Albe- 
marle Second, W. H. Thompson; Altan, J. B .Yarborough; Amity, 
J. P. Sample; Badin, K. H. Erb ; Banks, R. L. Whjte ; Benton Heights, 
G. F. Boone ; Caldwell Memorial, R. B. Collins ; Cameronian, W. M. 
Bullow ; Camp Greene, C F. McPherson ; Central Steele Creek, R. R. 
Grier ; Charlotte First, Thos. P. Graham ; Charlotte Second, W. E. 
Colton ; Cooks Memorial, R. F. Dunn ; Ellerbe, J. H. McRae ; Hamlet, 
C. G. Pepper; Huntersville, J. Boyd Montieth ; Lee Park, J. H. Ba- 
ker; Mallard Creek, J. K. McLaughlin; Marshville, Fred Horton; 
Matthews, G. C. Alexander; McGee, Edward G. Hayes; Monroe 
First, W. C. Correll ; Myers Park, Roland McCord ; North Charlotte, 
S. Y. McLellan ; Norwood, F. A. Wentz ; Pageland, D. E. Clark ; Phil- 
adelphia, W. M. Junker; Pineville, W. A. Rogers; Plaza, Jas. W. 
Armstrong; Pleasant Hill, C. C. Carothers ; Ramah, Fred W. Alex- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

ander; Roberdell, W. T. Wicker; Robinson, A. M. Stafford; St. An- 
drews, Jos. E, Allen; St. Paul, J. D. Woodside; Sharon, W. F. Baker; 
Siler, Page Price ; Six Mile Creek, G. E. Howey ; Steele Creek, Bax- 
ter Wilson ; Sugaw Creek, W. S. Abernathy ; Tenth Avenue, J. R. 
Alexander ; Thomasboro, A. L. Primm ; Troy, S. H. McCall ; Turner, 
J. C Richardson; Unionville, L. S. Griffin; Wadesboro, C. A. Bland; 
Waxhaw, C. S. Massey; West Avenue, J. D. Ramsey; Westminster, 
Peter S. Gilchrist; Williams Memorial, J. I. Hutchinson; Wilmore, 
N. J. Phillips. (52). 

The History of Charlotte Second Church was read by 

Elder W. E. Colton. It was adopted for printing in the 

minutes and is as follows : 

In October of 1873, sixty-eight and one-half years ago, members 
of the First Presbyterian Church petitioned Mecklenburg Presbytery 
to appoint a commission to organize a Second Church : This senti- 
ment was expressed in the petition: "That the interest of Presbyteri- 
anism be advanced in our growing community by the organization of a 
Second Church." An additional factor in requesting such an organi- 
zation was the fact that under the system of rented pews the build- 
ing of the First Presbyterian Church was too small to accommodate 
the congregation. Sixteen members signed this petition, and one of 
them, Miss Sallie Phillips is still active in our church. Presbytery 
granted the petition, appointed the commission, and on the afternoon 
of October 23, the charter members, who had increased in number 
to twenty-five, took the church covenant and were addressed as to 
their duties. One month later three elders and three deacons were 
elected, and upon installation of these officers the organization was 
completed. J. B. Rankin was chosen the first clerk of the Session, 
and served for 30 years. We are indebted to Mr. Rankin for much 
of the valuable history collected by him and put in a pamphlet cele- 
brating the 25th anniversary of the church. 

The new congregation held its first worship service in the county 
courthouse, on the present site of the Selwyn Hotel, and the Rev- 
erend Dr. R. H. Chapman, preached the first sermon, choosing as his 
text Luke 12:32 — ^"Fear not little flock, for it is your Father's good 
pleasure to give you the kingdom." 

Early in the following ye^r, 1874, the present church site was 
purchased, plans made for ^ building and in the spring of the next 
year, the building was occupied. The first preacher in the new 
church was Reverend Alfred Morrison. The first wedding was that of 
Miss Sallie Steele and Mr. David Parks Hutchison. The first funeral 
was that of Col. T. H, Brem, a member of the Building Committee. 
Our present building was erected in 1892, and the last change was 
the spring of 1939, when our church auditorium was enlarged. The 
church school building, first occupied in 1921, was the result of IS 
years of work and planning of the committee appointed to study the 
need for it. 

Second Presbyterian Church's first minister was the Reverend 
Ephraim H. Harding, D. D., who came to the church in 1874 — Nine 
others have served in all the years following, the longest ministry up 
to the present time being that of Dr. Archibald Alexander McGeachy* 
from 1908 until his death in 1928. Dr. McGeachy was followed by 
Reverend James F. Hardie, D. D., who served the church until he 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

was called in 1936 to the Broadway Presbyterian Church at Fort 
Worth, Texas. The present minister, Reverend John A. Redhead, 
Jr., D. D., came to the church in January of 1937. 

The policy of free pews, adopted by the first congregation, has 
been a permanent one. The envelope system has been used for fifty- 
nine of our sixty-eight years. 

Our first Church School was started along with the church and 
has grown from an enrollment of eighty to one of twelve hundred, 
fully departmentalized with classes for all ages. 

In addition to the minister, the church staff is composed of eight 
persons, the pastoral assistant, director of women's work, director of 
religious education, church secretary, hostess, director of music, and 
organist. Our helpers are a colored sexton and maid. 

We have records of Sunday School Superintendents since 1876. 
Our present one, Dr. Robt. H. Lafferty, has served continuously since 
1912. 

Five clerks of our Session have been elected, and the one today, 
J. T. Porter, has held the offce for 27 years. 

Our Men's Club was started in 1919 and through the years has 
been responsible for the promotion and support of many worthy 
projects, such as the salaries of home and foreign missionaries, 
buildings for Barium Springs and Jackson Training School ; a local 
colored mission, and a memorial room in the new Presbyterian Hos- 
pital, to the founder of the clut^ D^. McGeachy. 

The women of the church are now organized as the Woman's 
Auxiliary, under the full time Director of Women's Work. Until the 
reorganization of the women into the Auxiliary, the members were di- 
vided into three women's societies. 

Records show that in the past we have had societies actively 
functioning as : the Gentlemen's Foreign Missionary Society, Ladies' 
Foreign Missioqary Society, Ladies' Aid Society, and a Young Wom- 
en's Christian organization. Our Men's Club, Woman's Auxiliary, 
and Vesper groups are our corresponding societies actively engaged 
today. 

From a group of thirty-one charter members, we have grown 
today to two thousand and eighty-eight members. 

Several other churches in our city have been formed from or- 
ganizations started by Second Church, Tenth Avenue, Saint Pauls, 
West Avenue, Westminster, Plaza, and the latest came in 1926 with 
the organization of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. 

The Rev. John W. Grier, who was nominated at the last 
stated meeting, was elected Moderator by acclamation. He 
appointed the following- standing committees : 

Devotional Exercises — J .A. Redhead and W. E. Colton. 

Bills and Overtures — S. B. McLean, J. E. Mcjunkin, N. J. Phillips 
and J. P. H. McNatt. 

Judicial — W. H. Johnston and W. H. Frazer. 

Minutes of Synod — R. A. Young and W. B. Neill. 

Thanks — C. N. Morrison and A. H. Key. 

Sessional Records — M. B. Prince, Chairman. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 23 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

The committee suggests that the printed docket be followed as 
a guide for the program of work. 

Adjourn for lunch today at 12:45 P. M. Reconvene at 2:30 P. M. 
The first order for the afternoon session to hear a representative of 
the West Raleigh Church for fifteen minutes. Adjourn at will. Sup- 
per at 6:00 P. M, Reconvenes at 7:30 P. M. For the evening ses- 
sion a Popular Meeting on Home Missions. 

Wednesday: Meet at 9:00 A, M. with devotional exercises led 
by Rev. E. V. Wiley. Recess for lunch at 1 :00 P. M. Reconvenes 
at 2:00. Adjourn at will. 

J. A. REDHEAD 

W. E. COLTON. 

VISITING BRETHREN 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit with us as visiting brethren : 

Rev. J. E. Flowe of Concord Presbytery; Rev. N. R. McGeachy, 
Concord Presbytery; Rev. R. E. Watts, Central Mississippi Pres- 
bytery; Rev. R. H. Stone, Winston-Salem Presbytery; Rev. F. R. 
McAlister, Holston Presbytery, U. S. A. Church. 

Various communications were read by the Stated Clerk 

and referred to appropriate committees. 

Rev. A. S. Johnson submitted his resignation as Chair- 
man of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 
His resignation was accepted and the vacancy was called 
to the attention of the Committee on Nominations. 

Rev. John C. Neyille, Chaplain U. S. A., Langley Field, 
Va., was granted permission to labor outside the bounds of 
Presbytery for the ensuing year. 

RECEPTION OF MINISTERS 

The following ministers presented certificates of dis- 
missal from their respective Presbyteries : 

Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Concord Presbytery; Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Winston-Salem Presbytery; Rev. R. E. Watts, Central Mississippi 
Presbytery ; Rev. F. R. McAlister, Holston Presbytery, U. S. A. 
Church. The certificates were received pending the examinations. 

The Moderator conducted the examination in personal 
piety and experimental religion, which was sustained as 
satisfactory. The examination on views touching Theology 
was conducted by Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr., and was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. The examination in Church Gov- 
ernment was conducted by Rev. A. H. Key and was sus- 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

tained as satisfactory. The Constitutional questions were 
propounded by the Moderator and were answered satisfac- 
torily. The Revs. N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. 
Watts, and F. R. McAlister were received as members oi 
the Presbytery of Mecklenburg upon signing the obliga- 
tions. 

Dr. John R. Cunningham of Winston-Salem Presbytery 
and President-elect of Davidson College, was introduced 
and heard in a brief message of greeting. 

Rev. W. H. Goodman of Concord Presbytery was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

CALLS FOR MINISTERS 

A call from the Philadelphia Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. F. R. McAlister was found in order and 
placed in his hands. He signified his acceptance of the call. 

The First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle presented a 
call for the pastoral services of Rev. R. E. Watts. The call 
was found in order and placed in his hands. He signified 
his acceptance of the call. 

A call for the pastoral services of Rev. Neill R. Mc- 
Geachy was presented by the Sugaw Creek Church, found 
in order and placed in his hands. Mr. McGeachy signified 
his acceptance of the call. Presbytery voted to invite Rev. 
D. P. McGeachy of Atlanta Presbytery, father of the pas- 
tor-elect, to serve with the installation commission. 

COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL MINISTERS 

The Commission to install Rev. R. E. Watts as pastor of 
the Albemarle First Church on Sunday evening. May 4, 
1941, is as follows : 

Rev. W. G. Thomas to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., to preach the sermon ; Rev. 
J. S. Nisbet to charge the minister; Rev. J. M. Gettys of Bethel Pres- 
bytery invited by Mecklenburg Presbytery to charge the congrega- 
tion. Elders : N. C. White, principal ; W. E. Price, alternate. 

The Commission to install Rev. Neill R. McGeachy as 
pastor of Sugaw Creek Church, Sunday, May 4, 1941, at 
8:00 P. M. is as follows: 

Rev. J. M. Walker to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions, Rev. D. P. McGeachy of Atlanta Presbytery to preach the 
sermon. Rev. Hunter B. Blakely to charge the pastor, Rev. D, P. 



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McGeachy, Jr., and Rev. Jas. A. Jones, alternate ; Elder H. J. Spencer 
to charge the congregation and Elder J. W. Thompson, alternate. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. 
A. H. Key as pastor of the Tabernacle and Bethlehem 
churches : 

Tabernacle — Time, May 4, 1941, at 11 :00 A. M. Members of the 
commission, Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Rev. M. R. Gibson, Rev. W. C. 
Smith, Elder Harvey Morrison and Elder J. C. Smith. 

Bethlehem— Time, May 4. 1941, at 7:30 P. M. Members of the 
commission. Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Rev, W. H. Johnston, Rev. W. B. 
Neill. Elder H. J. Spencer and Elder W. H. Belk, The arrangement of 
parts in each case is left to the members of the commission. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
R. P. Walker as pastor at McGee Church : 

Rev. C. H. Rowan to preside, propound the Constitutional ques- 
tions and preach the sermon. Rev. J. C. Grier to charge the pastor, 
Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin is alternate to the other ministers, Elder David 
H. Johnston to charge the congregation and Elder R. L. Willis, alter- 
nate. The time is to be fixed by the commission and the church. 

. The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
F. R. McAlister as Pastor of Philadelphia Church on May 
11, 1941, at 3:30 P. M. : 

Rev. W. H. Frazer, Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. W. H. Johnston, El- 
der Robt. H. Lafferty and Elder C. S. Harkey. The commission is 
requested to assign the various parts of the service to its own mem- 
bers. 

The Presbytery conferred evangelistic powers on the 
Rev. R. H. Stone. 

The Presbytery granted the request of Chairman J. C. 
Grier to invite Mrs. C. L. Potts to speak in connection with 
the report on Woman's Work to be made on Wednesday. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

2:30 P. M. 

Presbytery re-convened and was led in prayer by Rev. 
C. M. Boyd. 

Prof. T. P. Harrison of State College, Raleigh, N. C, 
was introduced and spoke in behalf of the West Raleigh 
Presbyterian Church as a pressing need for the State Col- 
lege students. Presbytery voted a resolution of appreci- 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

ation to Prof. Harrison for his remarks and expressed deep 
interest in the cause presented by him. 

Mr. Hunter Marshall of the Queens College Board of 
Trustees requested Presbytery to name a Board of Trustees 
of the Albemarle Normal and Industrial Institute, Albe- 
marle, N. C, to complete the legal transfer of its assets to 
Queens College in conformity to a former action of Pres- 
bytery and in carrying out the terms of the will of certain 
donors of said assets. The request was granted and the 
following trustees were named: J. M. Morrow, A. C. 
Huneycutt, Rev. Roy E. Watts, H. P. Efird, A. Knox Win- 
get, Jas. P. Sifford, Dr. J. S. Nisbet, Walter Byrd, D. A. 
Holdbrooks. 

The Wadesboro Church was granted permission to 
change the terms of the call to their pastor from $1,500 to 
$1,800 per year. 

The Commonwealth Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, 
N. C, was enrolled as a church of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

LICENSURE OF CANDIDATES 

Candidates Joseph Louis Griggs and Thomas Wooten 
McLean presented themselves for licensure to the Gospel 
Ministry. The Moderator conducted the examination re- 
specting experimental acquaintance with religion and the 
motives which influenced them to desire the sacred office. 
This was sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. W. H. Frazer conducted the examination in The- 
ology, which was sustained as satisfactory. Tl\e Pres- 
bytery, however, was not unanimous in its approval of Mr. 
McLean's examination. The vote was 56 for approval and 
15 opposed. The following members of Presbytery asked 
that their names be recorded as voting against sustaining as 
satisfactory Mr. Thos. W. McLean's examination in The- 
ology: Rev. L. T. Gill, Rev. Thos. H. Mitchell, Rev. R. A. 
Young, Rev. f. E. Mcjunkin, Rev. T. B. Anderson, Rev. 
J. W. Stork, Rev. C. D. Whiteley, and Rev. J. S. Sibley. 

The examination on Church Government and the Sacra- 
ments was conducted by Rev. J. S. Sibley and Rev. A. H. 
Key. This part of the examination was sustained as satis- 
factory. 

Further examination was deferred until the Wednesday 
morning session. 



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The Committee on Nominations submitted a report 
nominating- Rev. W. H. Frazer as Chairman of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, succeeding Rev. 
A. S. Johnson, resigned. Certain corrections were sug- 
gested in the Hsts of committees and trustees. (See lists). 
The report was adopted. 

The Wilmore Church requested permission to change 
the terms of the call to their pastor from $1,800 to $1,980. 
The request was granted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Rev. J. S. Nisbet made a brief report for the standing 
committee on Foreign Missions, which was adopted and 
is as follows : 

The Foreign Mission receipts for the year were $794,286.13, the 
largest amount we have received since 1932. We have been able to 
pay all the bills for the year and cut down our old debt by a little 
more than $48,000.00, which now stands at $124,000. 

During the past year the Holy Spirit has greatly blessed the work 
so that increases by profession have been far greater than in any 
former year. 

THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

The Presbytery resolved itself into a Committee of the 
Whole for the purpose of examining the Sessional Records 
under the leadership of Chairman M. B. Prince, Jr. 

EVENING SESSION 

7:30 P.M. 

The Committee of the Whole rose, and the Presbytery 
re-convened for the evening session. The order of the day 
was a popular meeting in the interest of Presbytery's Home 
Missions. Rev. C. H. Rowan, Chairman, presided and sub- 
mitted the report of Presbytery's Executive Committee of 
Home Missions. 

Pending the consideration of this report there was a 
program of special music, an address by Rev. Jawells Carr 
of the Amy James Mission for Colored People, and an ad- 
dress by Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Secretary of the Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev. Jawells Carr, of North and South Carolina Pres- 
bytery, was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

The report of the Committee on Home Missions was 
adopted and is as follows : 



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HOME MISSIONS REPORT 

Your Executive Committee of Home Missions respectfully sub- 
mits the following report : 

First, We express our gratitude to God for His blessings upon 
our work. 

Second, We thank all the churches of the Presbytery for their 
support of the work, and also all individuals who have helped us. 

Third, We wish to express our appreciation to all the workers 
on our fields for their faithful and self-denying labors. 

Fourth, We wish to express special appreciation to the Trustees 
of the F. O. Hawley Fund for a check for $6,375.00 to be used in 
preaching the Gospel in the Home Mission Fields of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

Superintendient's Report to the Committee 

Most of the Home Mission churches have held vacation church 
schools which were very well attended. Schools were not held in a 
few of the smaller churches, where it seemed impossible to work up 
necessary interest. 

Revival services were held in practically every church, and only 
one or two failed to have accessions on profession of faith. 

Nearly all of the home mission churches have entered the Min- 
ister's Annuity fund; but since this is a new thing it is going to take 
some time to get the people used to paying the extra seven and one- 
half per cent regularly. However, I feel that this can be gradually 
worked out. 

A number of churches have increased their pastor's salary dur- 
ing the year. This is encouraging, since it will release funds for oth- 
er work. There is great need of new manses on some of our fields, if 
the necessary funds could be found. These fields which do not have 
manses are : Troy, North Charlotte, Marshville, Nevin and Bethle- 
hem. The Bethlehem congregation has started work on their manse, 
but there is some question as to whether they wlil be able to com- 
plete it right away on account of funds. 

Plans are under way to begin work on the new church at Benton 
Heights. Most of the money for the work has been found and it is 
hoped that the building can be completed this Summer. 

We have repaired the manse at Lee Park at a cost of $250, half of 
which was paid by the church and the other by the H. M. Committee 
and other friends. 

At Ellerbe a new garage has been built, roofing bought for the 
manse, a new concrete floor put in the church basement, and grounds 
beautified. The cost of this work has amounted to about $600, all 
of which has been paid by the church. 

On the Roberdell work there have been some repair jobs. The 
community church has been painted and a new chimney built at 
Roberdell. 

At Morven a garage has been built to replace one destroyed by 
a storm, at a cost of $110. The church roof has been painted at cost 
of $57. The church debt has been lowered $80. A new roof has been 
put on the Camden church and new lighting fixtures added. The total 
cost was $140. 

The congregation of Morgan's Memorial church has raised money 
to put a new roof on their church. Work is to be done this Spring. 

The Indian Trail Church has installed a new furnace and built a 
choir loft at the church. Four rooms were painted at the manse and 



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the church grounds were beautified. The total cost of this work was 
$300. 

Siler has put a new roof on the community building and done 
other repairs at a cost of $150. 

One side of the Stephenson church was re-covered. The H. M. 
committee contributed $100 to this work. 

The Tabernacle congregation has put a new roof on their church 
at a cost of about $400. An extra grade of metal roofing was used, 
which if properly cared for will last indefinitely. 

Repairs have ben made at Marston. A new roof was put on the 
church and a new paint job completed which has added to the looks 
and value of the building. 

The inside of the Locust church has been completed during the 
year, and they now have a very beautiful plant. 

The cemetery at Walkersville has been beautified and shrubbery 
planted at cost of $45. 

Nevin church has been re-finished on the inside. 

At Pageland the manse has been repaired and bath room added. 
The church repainted and heating plant installed at cost Q,i about $800. 

Bath room and equipment have been added to the Benton Heights 
manse. Sunday School Rooms have been built at Salem church. 

Marshville church has been re-finished and repaired at cost of 
$600. Marshville is in great need of a manse. 

Polkton has received more than $6,000 from the Hawley estate, 
and a new church is to be built soon. 

SUMMARY REPORT 

Sermons preached ^ 186 

S. S. Qasses taught 35 

Other addresses 25 

Bible Schools held 8 

Training Schools : 1 

Professions of faith 25 

Members received into Pres. Church 10 

Baptisms: Adult, 10; Infant, 6 — Total 16 

Maney Raised For Home Missions 

Mt. Carmel 6.50 

Norman 3.62 

Walkersville 2.00 

Plaza 5.00 

Altan 10.00 

Bethany 4.05 

Siler 3^5 

Total $36.47 

Presbyterial Tax 

Siler $4.30 

Bethany 4.15 

Special for Home Missions 

From A. C. Huneycutt of Albemarle First Church on Salary 

of T. F. Huneycutt (Annuity) $150.00 

Brick for Manse at Bethlehem (Estimated Cost) from W. H. 

Belk 300.00 

From West Avenue Auxiliary for Lee Park Manse Repair 25.00 

$475.00 
Grand Total $519.92 



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Attention is called to the fact that at the beginning of 
the Church year, April 1, 1941, Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive 
Secretary of the Presbytery, became Field Secretary of 
Home Missions assuming the duties formerly performed by 
the Superintendent of Home Missions ; and Rev. Q. N. 
Huneycutt became Evangelist for the Presbytery. _ 

We make the following recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery urge each Home Mission Church to conduct 
an evangelistic service and a Daily Vacation Bible School some time 
during the year. 

2. In view^ of the fact that some churches seem to be reducing 
the amounts promised to our Home Mission workers on their salaries, 
we recommend that the Presbytery call attention to the fact that it 
is not in accordance with the Church law for churches to reduce 
pastors' salaries without first getting the permission of the Presby- 
tery; and the Stated Qerk is directed to notify the churches con- 
cerned. 

3. That the following appropriations for the year, April 1, 1941 
to March 31, 1942 be adopted : 

Church Ajyp. M.AJF. Total 

Nevin $ 600 $ 45.00 $ 645.00 

McGee 300 22.50 322.50 

Robinson 300 22.50 322.50 

Indian Trail 700 52.50 752.50 

Lee Park 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Morven 720 54.00 774.00 

Pageland 860 64.50 924.50 

Bethlehem 900 67.50 967.50 

Troy 720 54.00 774.00 

Roberdell 750 56.25 806.25 

Walkersville 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Marston 600 45.00 645.00 

Camp Greene 600 45.00 645.00 

Ellerbe 600 45.00 645.00 

North Charlotte 750 56.25 806.25 

Marshville 720 54.00 774.00 

Locust 700 52.50 752.50 

Six Mile Creek 200 - 15.00 215.00 

Morgan Memorial J 900 67.50 967.50 

Unionville 420 3L50 451.50 

Amy James Mission 300 22.50 322.50 

♦Evangelist 1,980 126.00 2,106.00 

Total $15,620 $1,149.00 $16,769.00 



♦Salary, $1,500; Manse, $180; Car Expense, $300; Total, $1,980. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT OF J. G. GARTH, TREASURER OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF MECKLENBURG PRESBY- 
TERY FOR THE YEAR ENDING, APRIL 5, 1941 

Receipts 

Balance, Statement of April 1, 1940 „_. $ 771.23 

Received from Churches, Auxiliaries, Sunday Schools and 

Individuals 14,364.90 

Received from Estate of F. O. Hawley 6,375.00 

Received from W. H. Belk, Releasing note on Ellerbe 

Church 1,083.58 

Total Receipts $22,594.71 

Disbursements * 

Paid to Workers as apportioned $11,359.50 

Rev. W. H. Hopper, Treas. (Annuity) __ 918.42 

Rev. J. G. Garth (salary) 150.00 

Insurance 27,80 

Jefferson Standard Life (Ellerbe note) 171.74 

Mr. Barringer (Tabernacle Church note) 171,00 

W. H. Belk (Note Ellerbe Church) 1,083.58 

W. G. Thomas — Expense 14.68 

Niven Church — Conference Expense 16.00 

Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt— Expense 15.00 

Bank— Tax 1.00 

Mechanics B. & L (Niven Church) 144.70 

Lee Park Manse 100.00 

Cornelius Church 100.00 

T. B. Anderson — Plumbing in Manse 150.00 

L. T. Gill— Pageland Church 135.00 

Stephenson Church — Roof 100.00 

Painting Four Churches— $25.00 each 100.00 14,727.42 

Balance on Hand $ 7,867.29 

Assets Liabilities 

Cash in Commercial National Bank__$7,867.29 

Two Shares Commercial Bank Stock 400.00 None 



Total $8,267.29 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. G. GARTH, Treasurer. 

I certify that I audited the books of W. E. Price, Treasurer of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery for the period of April 1 to July 31, 1940, 
at which time he released them to Rev. J. G. Garth, and found them 
correct — in balance with the Statement of the Bank. 

(Signed) SADIE W. GRIER. 
April 11, 1941. 

This is to certify that I have audited the books of the treasurer of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery (Rev. J. G. Garth) for the period of July 
31, 1940-April 5, 1941. The receipts are as follows : $4,203.86 received 



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from former treasurer, W. E. Price, and $33,107.44 from Churches, 
Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries, etc, making a total of $37,311.30. The 
disbursements amount to $29,444.01 — leaving a balance of $7,867.29. 
This is in correspondence with the books of the Treasurer and the 
bank statements. 

(Signed) R. H. STONE. 

C. H. ROWAN, Chairman. 

INVITATION FOR THE JULY MEETING 

Presbytery accepted by a standing vote the invitation 
of the Salem Church to hold the July 15th meeting with 
them. 

Presbytery adjourned until Wednesday at 9:00 A. M. 
The closing prayer was offered by Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

SECOND DAY 

Wednesday, April 16, 1941 

9:00 A. M. 

Presbytery met and was led in prayer by Rev. W. B. 
Neill. 

In lieu of the devotional period fixed by the Committee 
on Arrangements, the Presbytery decided to continue the 
examination of Candidates Griggs and McLean by hearing 
their trial sermons. 

Mr. McLean preached from the text, John 15:16, on 
''The Glory of the Call to the Gospel Ministry." 

Mr. Griggs preached from the text, Luke 24:1-48, on 
"The Risen Christ." 

The sermons of both these candidates were accepted as 
satisfactory parts of their trial for licensure. 

The examination on the English Bible was conducted by 
Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., which was sustained as satisfac- 
tory. 

Diplomas and certificates from college and seminary 
were accepted in lieu of examination on all other subjects 
required for licensure ; with the exception that Mr. Griggs 
had not had full college training and for that reason took 
no Hebrew and only a part of the Greek course in the sem- 
inary. Mr. Griggs was, therefore, accepted as a special case 
under the extraordinary clause of the Book of Church Or- 
der. 



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The examinations as a whole were sustained as satis- 
factory. 

The Moderator propounded the Constitutional questions 
which were satisfactorily answered. The Moderator then 
led the body^ in prayer after which candidates Joseph Louis 
Griggs and Thomas Wooten McLean were licensed to 
preach the Gospel as probationers for the holy ministry. 

Licentiate Joseph L. Griggs was granted a certificate 
of transfer to the Presbytery of Enoree. 

Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., of Atlanta Presbytery and 
Rev. Walter K. Keys of Holston Presbytery were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

A protest against the licensure of Candidate Thomas W. 
McLean was presented to the Presbytery. It was admit- 
ted to the record and is as follows : 

PROTEST AGAINST LICENSURE 

We, the undersigned, hereby respectfully protest the action of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, taken in the stated session of April 15, 16, 
1941, in licensing Candidate Thomas W. McLean to the Gospel 
ministry. 

We protest on the ground that his statements in response to the 
examination clearly showed to our minds that he is in unmistakable 
deviation from the doctrine of the Word of God itself as to the 
inspiration of Scripture. 

Mr. McLean refused to affirm the doctrine that all Scripture is 
4 inerrant. It is impossible consistently to affirm infallibility and to 
deny inerrancy. His position that only certain elements of Scripture 
are infallible ; namely, only those which express the purpose of 
God in the writing of Scripture, profoundly undermines the authority 
of all Scripture, and inevitably involves the erection of a new, human 
authority to judicially discover which elements of the Scripture are 
infallible and which are not. This would necessitate an unvarying 
infallibility on the part of the reader himself, or would otherwise 
place him in the position of never having assurance of a Word of God. 
If he is to have such assurance of a Word of God, he then must as- 
sume a gift far higher than that of the sacred writers themselves. 

We disclaim any subscription to any mechanized theory of 
inspiration. We believe that God does not push words into the 
mouth of His inspired servant, as one would push corn into a hopper. 
But we do believe that He supervises the inspired servant to the 
extent that should he be exposed to the dangers of selecting the 
wrong word. His Spirit would prevent such a, selection before it 
would be made. 

This high view of plenary inspiration was not questioned in 
Reformed circles at the time the Westminister Confession was 
formulated. And yet this view is clearly subscribed to by the Con- 
fession in that passage in Chapter I which ascribes to the Scriptures 
"entire perfection." 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Those who seek to discredit the doctrine of plenary, verbal 
inspiration by an irrelevant reference to mechanical, dictational 
conceptions, should be reminded that the 'profound distinction be- 
tween these two views has been made by an imposing array of 
orthodox theologians, such as Dabney, Hodge, Patton, Warfield, and 
others. The gist of their position and that of the unbroken lineage 
of orthodox Reformed leadership, is that the sacred writer, in his 
whole being, personality, individuality, and native gifts — all of which 
are created by God — is carried along in the work of inspiration by 
the same God in such a way as to preserve from error in writing 
the Scripture, and yet in this experience no violence is done to his 
individuality and gifts. We must remember that the God who 
created is the God who also inspires and completely controls every 
nuance of thought and word in the writer. He is God's creature and 
also God's writer. 

In spport of our position we respectfully submit the evidence of 
the following passages from God's Holy Word : 

(1) "O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me . . . thou 
understandest my thought afar ofif, for there is not a word in my 
tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether." Ps. 139:1, 2, 4. 

(2) "Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth, 
and the Lord said unto me. Behold, I have put my words in thy 
mouth." Jer. 1:9. 

(3) "For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father 
which speaketh in you." Matt. 10:20. 

(4) "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to 
speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." 
Acts 2:4. _ 

(5) "The Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of 
God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit 
of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no 
man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of 
the world, but the Spirit which is of God ; that we might know 
the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also 
we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which 
the Holy Spirit teacheth ; combining spiritual things with spiritual 
words." I Cor. 2:10-13 (Last clause, American Rev.) 

(6) "Knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture is of any 
private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the 
will of man : but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the 
Holy Ghost." II Peter 1 :20-21. 

The sound exegesis of Dr. Warfield in this last passage from II 
Peter reminds us that the expression, "were moved by the Holy 
Ghost," should be more accurately and fully rendered with the words, 
"were carried along by the Holy Ghost." 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) T. B. ANDERSON, 
W. H. FRAZER, 
L. T. GILL, 
^ W. H. JOHNSTON, 
J. E. McJUNKIN, 
T. H. MITCHELL, 
J. W. STORK. 
C. D. WHITELEY, 



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REPLY TO THE PROTEST 

Your committee appointed to reply to the protest against 
the licensing of candidate Thomas W. McLean would make 
answer : 

Inasmuch as Mr. McLean, on grueling examination, repeatedly 
and emphatically declared his bdief in the plenary inspiration and the 
absolute infallibility of the Scriptures as well as his unqualified 
acceptance of the doctrines of the Scriptures as taught in our Confes- 
sion of Faith; and 

Inasmuch as Mr. McLean declared his unwavering belief that 
the whole Bible, as specified in our Standards, not only contains 
but is the Word of God, that his full purpose is to preach the Bible 
without question, that his only and all-sufficient hope is in the 
crucified and resurrected Christ, and that he would unhesitatingly 
die for his faith, 

Therefore, your committee thinks the protest most unjust to Mr. 
McLean and that it is without ecclesiastical or Scriptural foundation. 

(Signed) CHAS. M. BOYD, 

JAS. A. JONES, 

CHAS. R. NISBET, 

JOHN A. REDHEAD, Jr., 

A. A. WALKER, 

J. M. WALKER. 

Rev. H. P. Powell of the Dilworth Methodist Church 
and Rev. E. N. Orr of the Tabernacle Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., presented a certificate of 
dismissal from Atlanta Presbytery. 

The Moderator examined him on personal piety and ex- 
perimental religion, which was sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., and Rev. W. H. Frazer con- 
ducted the examination on views in theology. Susta^ined as 
satisfactory. 

Mr. Stewart was enrolled as a member of this Pres- 
bytery on his signing the Covenant. 

A call from the Plaza Church for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. J. W. Stewart was read, found in order and 
placed in his hands. He accepted the call, and a commission 
was appointed to install him, as follows : 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones to preside and propound the Constitutional 
questions : Rev. Chas. R. Nisbet to preach the sermon ; Rev. A. 
Julian Warner to charge the pastor ; Rev. M. B. Prince to charge the 
congregation; and Ruling Elder R. H. Lafferty. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

The Committee on Thanks submitted a report which was 
adopted by a rising vote and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery Welshes to express its sincere thanks 
to the congregation, officers and pastor of the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte for the privilege of holding its 152nd Stated 
Session in this church. They have most generously supplied our 
every need and afforded us every opportunity to do our work in the 
most efficient manner possible. 

We w^ish especially to express our appreciation of the way in 
which the ladies of the church have provided for us an abundance 
of good things to eat. 

We suggest that this report be adopted by a rising vote and 
that the pastor be asked to convey our thanks to the congregation 
on next Sunday. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. N. MORRISON, 

A. H. KEY. 

Rev. Geo. M. Pickard requested the dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship existing between himself and the 
North Charlotte Presbyterian Church. The church con- 
curred in the request and the relationship was dissolved as 
of March 31, 1941. 

Rev. W. H. Frazer read and submitted the minutes of 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work for infor- 
mation and as a part of the records of the court. 

The Locust, Oakboro and Stanfield group of churches 
was given permission to secure Rev. H. C. Carmichael as 
temporary supply. 

The First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte was grant- 
ed permission to secure Rev. W. C. Robinson as supply for 
six months. 

Rev. J. G. Garth submitted the Treasurer's report on 
benevolences, which was received and approved and is as 
follows : 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRES BYTERY ^ 

TREASURER'S REPORT ON BENEVOLENCES 

Financial Report of J. G. Garth, Treasurer Benevolences for Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery for Year Ending April 5, 1941. 

Disburse- Credit 
Cause Receipts ments Balanco 

Foreign Missions _— $ 8,270.32 $ 8,270.32 

Orphanages 2,002.23 2,002.23 

Assembly's Home Missions 3,402.37 3,402.37 

Synod's Home Missions 1,321.07 1,321.07 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 2,022.19 2,022.19 

Schools, Colleges & Union Seminary.. 2,377.17 2,377.17 

Relig. Education & S. S. Extension 729.63 729.63 

Amer. Bible Society 183.49 183.49 

Training School .. 243.55 243.55 

Relig. Education in Presbytery 606.61 606.61 

Relig. Education in Synod 827.34 827.34 

Montreat Debt 12.25 12.25 

White Cross 7.10 7.10 

Barium College Gift Fund 2.00 2.00 

Presbyterial Tax (To Rev. W. H. 

Johnston) 13.50 13.50 

Presbytery's Home Missions : 

Bal on hand April 5, 1940..$ 771.23 

Receipts, 1940-1941 21,823.43 

22,594.71 14,727.42 7,867.29 

Totals $44,615.53 $36,748.24 $7,867.29 

Assets Liabilities 

Balance in Bank $7,867.29 

Two Shares Commercial Bank Stock 400.00 None 

Total $8,267.29 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. GARTH, Treasurer. 

I certify that I audited the books of W. E. Price, Treasurer 
Mecklenburg Presbytery for the period April 1-July 31, 1940, at 
which time he released them to Rev. J. G. Garth, and found them 
correct — in balance with the statement of the Bank. 



April 11. 1941. 



(Signed) SADIE W. GRIER. 



This is to certify that I have audited the books of the Treasurer 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery (Rev. J. G. Garth) for the period of 
July 31, 1940-April 5, 1941. The receipts are as follows: $4,203.86 
received from former treasurer, W. E. Price, and $33,107.44 from 
Churches, Sunday Schools, Auxiliaries, etc., making a total of %y7,- 
311.30. The disbursements amount to $29,444,01 — leaving a balance of 
$7,867.29. This is in correspondence with the books of the Treasurer 
and the bank statiements. 

(Signed) R. H. STONE. 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

The Special Committee on the Presbytery's Executive 
Office submitted a report which was adopted and is as fol- 
lows : 

The Committee on the Presbytery's Office met at Thackers in 
Charlotte, Thursday, April 10, 1941, at 1 :00 P. M. The meeting was 
opened and closed with prayer. Those present were : Rev. John A. 
Redhead, Chairman; Rev. C. M. Boyd, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. J. M. 
Walker, Rev. J. W. Stork, Rev. Jas^ A. Jones, and Ruling Elder H. J. 
Spencer. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Secretary, was present by invitation 
and was introduced to the Committee. 

The following resolution was adopted : That Presbytery be re- 
quested to appropriate twelve hundred dollars ($1,200), now in the 
hands of the Executive Committee of Religious Education, to the 
operation of the Presbytery's Office. 

We recommend : 

1. That the salary of the office of secretary be set by Mr. Stone 
in conference with the occupant of the office, not to exceed the 
amount appropriated in the budget. 

2. That this committee be dissolved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. STORK, Secretary. 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

A resolution offered by Rev. J. M. Walker was adopted 
and is as follows : 

Resolved, that Presbytery appoint an advisory committee to the 
Executive Secretary of the Presbytery, Rev. R. H. Stone, and that 
this committee consist of five members, three of whom shall auto- 
matically be the chairmen of the three executive committees of the 
Presbytery, Home Missions, Religious Education and Stewardship. 
The committe to be as follows : 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Chairman ; W. E. Price ; Rev. C. H. 
Rowan, Home Missions ; Rev. R. A. Young, Religious Education ; and 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Stewardship. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

Rev. J. C. Grier, Chairman, presented the report of the 
Committee on Woman's Work. Pending the adoption of 
this report, Mrs. C. L. Potts, President of the Woman's 
Presbyterial Auxiliary, was heard with interest as she 
spoke of the Presbyterial's work. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3P 



The report of the committee was adopted and is as fol- 
lows : 

We would call Presbytery's attention to the wonderful increase 
in benevolent contributions by our women. 

We recommend : 

1. That Presbytery, by a rising vote, express its appreciation to 
Mrs. Potts as President and to the women of the Presbyterial Aux- 
iliary for their fine report. 

2. That the Chairman of the Committee on Woman's Work ex- 
tend to the Presbyterial the greetings of Presbytery at the meeting 
at Caldwell Memorial Church, April 29 and 30, 1941. 

3. That Presbytery request our women to use their influence 
through the coming year to secure increased attendance on the part 
of our people at divine service, more family altars in our homes and 
more prayer life on the part of all our people. 

J. C. GRIER, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SYNOD MINUTES 

The Committee on Minutes of Synod presented a report 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Minutes of Synod would submit the follow- 
ing report : 

1. That, in compliance with direction of Synod as appears on 
Page 272 of the Minutes of Synod, a Committee on Educational Insti- 
tutions be appointed by the Presbytery the Chairman of which to be 
Synod's representative from the Presbytery on a similar Committee. 

2. That in compliance with direction of Synod, as appears on 
page 247 of the Minutes of Synod the Presbytery institute a cam- 
paign which will insist on the establishment of a Family Altar in 
every Presbyterian home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. YOUNG 
W. B NEILL. 



INSTALLATION OF REV. C. D. WHITELEY 

The Commission to install Rev. C. D. Whiteley as pastor of the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Albemarle met at the church Sun- 
day, February 2, 1941, at 7 P. M. and was opened with prayer by 
Rev. H. C. Carmichael. Present: Rev. J. W. Stork, who presided, 
propounded the Constitutional questions and charged the pastor; 
Rev. W. T. Smith, who preached the sermon and charged the con- 
gregation ; and Elder T. M. Hartsell, who was chosen secretary. 
Rev. C. D, Whiteley was duly installed according to the Book of 
Church Order. The minutes were read and adopted. 

T. M. HARTSELL, Sec^-etary. 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTER Y 

INSTALLATION OF REV. A. W. SHAW 

The Commission to install Rev. A. W. Shaw at Troy met at the 
church Sunday, March 30, 1941, at 3:30 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. J. G. Garth. Present : Rev. J. W. Stork who pre- 
sided and propounded the Constitutional questions : Rev. C. R. Nisbet 
who preached the sermon; Rev. J. G. Garth, who charged the pastor; 
and Elder W. E. Price, who charged the congregation. Rev. A. W. 
Shaw was duly installed according to the Book of the Church Order 
and pronounced the benediction. The minutes were read and adopted. 

J. G. GARTH, Secretary. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch, the closing prayer be- 
ing- offered by Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

2:00 P.M. 
The Presbytery resumed its sessions and the opening 
prayer was offered by Licentiate Thomas W. McLean. 

The Myers Park Church was granted permission to 
change the terms of the call to their pastor by increasing 
the salary. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. W. C. SMITH 

The report of the Commission appointed to install Rev. W. C. 
Smith as pastor of Lee Park, Altan, and Bethany churches was read 
and admitted to record as follows : 

The Commission to install Rev. W. C. Smith at Lee Park, Altan, 
and Bethany met at Altan Church, Sunday morning, March 9, 1941, 
at 10:45, with the following members present: Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, 
chairman, Rev. A. H. Key, and Ruling Elders W. A. Henderson and 
John T. Rowell. 

The meeting was called to order by the chairman. Elder John T. 
Rowell was elected clerk and the following schedule adopted : 

At Altan ; Rev. A. H. Key to preach the sermon. Rev. Q. N. 
Huneycutt to preside and propound the the questions and charge the 
pastor, Elder W. A. Henderson to charge the people. 

At Bethany, 3 :00 P. M. ; Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt to preside and pro- 
pound the questions, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt to preach, Mr. W. A. Hen- 
derson to charge the pastor. Rev. A. H. Key to charge the congrega- 
tion. 

At Lee Park, 7:30 P. M.; Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt to preside, preach 
and propound the questions, Rev. J. P. H. McNatt to charge the pas- 
tor, Mr. W. A. Henderson to charge the people. 

This schedule was carried out and Rev. W. C. Smith was duly in- 
stalled. After the service at Lee Park the Commission met and the 
minutes were read and approved. 

JOHN T. ROWELL, Clerk. 

Rev. J. G. Garth reported informally on the progress of 
the Commission on the Matthews Church. The report was 
celved as information and the Commission was dissolved. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

An informal report on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief was made and received as information. Recom- 
mendations were offered and adopted as follows : 

1. That Rev. J. G. Garth be honorably retired from the active 
ministry. 

2. That Rev. J. G. Garth be recommended to the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund for an annuity. 

3. That all the present beneficiaries of Ministerial Relief be 
recommended for the same appropriation for the current year that 
they received last year, with the expressed wish that more may be 
given if the way be clear. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures pre- 
sented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Whereas, there is a constantly increasing tendency in our coun- 
try to disregard the Sabbath, and an ever growing tendency even on 
the part of many members in our own Church to disregard the teach- 
ing of the Standards of our Church with reference to Sabbath ob- 
servance ; therefore be it resolved, that Mecklenburg Presbytery, in 
Stated Session in the Second Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. 
C, April 15, 1941, respectfully overtures the General Assembly of 1941 
to prepare a pastoral letter on Sabbath observance, appoint a day for 
the reading of said letter in all of our churches as far as practical, and 
instruct those congregations where it is not practical to read the letter 
on the day appointed to read it on a day as near thereto as practical. 

J. P. H. McNATT, Chairman. 

Rev. A. A. McLean of Concord Presbytery was intro- 
duced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 



REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The Committee of the Whole on the examination of Ses- 
sional Records presented a report which was adopted and is 
as follows : 

1. Sessional Records approved without exception: Rourk, Lee 
Park, Myers Park, Waxhaw, Lilesville, Robinson, Philadelphia, Mt. 
Gilead, Sugaw Creek, Camden, Wadesboro, Biscoe, Caldwell Memo- 
rial, Amity, Williams Memorial, Charlotte First, Salem, Paw Creek, 
Morven, McLean Memorial, Pleasant Hill, Community, Central Steele 
Creek, Six Mile Creek, Bethel, Monroe, Rockingham, Sharon, Troy, 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTE RY 

Steele Creek, Providence, St. Andrews, Plaza, Pee Dee, Cameronian, 
Bethany, Roberdell, Brainerd, Pageland, Mulberry, Norwood, Beulah, 
Westminster, Marston, Marks Creek, Albemarle First, Indian Trail, 
Thomasboro, Ramah, Tenth Avenue, Mallard Creek, Pineville, Hun- 
tersville. 

2. Exception — meetings not always opened and closed with 
prayer : Hamlet, St. Paul, Nevin, Siler, Turner, Altan. 

3. Exception — No statistical report : Commonwealth, Hopewell, 
Turner, Ellerbe, Marshville, Matthews, Banks, North Charlotte, New- 
ell, Walkersville. 

4. Exception — Names of Elders present at meeting not included 
in the record : Nevin, Benton Heights. 

5. Exception — Did not have required number of meetings for the 
year : Macedonia, Candor, Ellerbe, Nevin. 

6. Exception — Records not submitted to Presbytery : Unionville 
Camp Greene (1940), Turner (1940), Altan (1940), Matthews (1939- 
40). 

7. Exception — Minutes not approved by Session : Altan, Beth- 
lehem. 

8. Exception — McGee Church has no date for one meeting. 

9. Exception — The inserted record on page 83 of Wilmore min- 
utes should be on page 90. 

10. Exception — The West Avenue Church did not record the list 
of Sunday School officers and teachers and other congregational of- 
ficers. 

11. Exception — No records were kept at Cornelius in 1936-1940. 

12. Exception — In the minutes of the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte the Clerk of the Session failed to sign the min- 
utes of April 14, 1940, and April 13, 1941. 

13. Exception — No Sessional Records submitted to this meeting 
of Presbytery by the following churches : Albemarle Second, Badin, 
Bethany, Cooks Memorial, Locust, Midland, Morgan Memorial, Oak- 
boro, Peachland, Polkton, Rehoboth, Stanfield, Stephenson, Taber- 
nacle. 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1. That Pastors and Ruling Elders present at this meeting of 
Presbytery call to the attention of their Sessions the exceptions noted 
that they may be remedied. 

2. That a committee be appuointed to study the feasibility of 
having trained workers examine the Sessional Records in the office 
of the Executive Secretary of Presbytery during the first day of the 
spring meeting so that an accurate survey may be made. 

M. B. PRINCE, Chairman. 







STATISTICAL REPORT 


TO 


THE 


GENERAL 


ASSEMBLY, 


1941. 






















P0ST0FFICE8 


CHURCHES 


Officers 


Conununicante 


Bap. 

tisms 


1 

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BENEVOLENT FUNDS CONTRIBUTED 


Paators' 
Salaries 


Other Funds Contributed 


MINISTERS 

AND LICENTIATES 

NUMBER OF 

CANDIDATES 


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II 




Charlotte, N. C 






















































T. R, Aieiander 

T. B. Andereon, P 


Washington, D. C 

Monroe, N.C 

Unionville, N. C 

Charlotte, N. C 


BentonHeights't;!;! 


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Charlotte. N. C 


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12 


18 


13 


22 


669 


2 


7 


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98C 


385 


634 


144 


44 


14 


165 


117 


1047 


223 


422 


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404 


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223 




R. H. M. Brown, Inf 




W.R-Byhler, P 


Indian TrBU, N. C 

Waihaw. N. C, R. 1 

Monroe, N. C. R. 6 

Davidson. N.C 


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Stanfield, N.C 


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Oakboro 

Stanfield 


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13 


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Davidson, N.C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Newell. N.C 

Charlotte. N. C 

Charlotte, N.CR. 3.... 
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Osceola, S.C 

Chsriotte, N. 






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175 


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5 


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605 




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HuntersviUe, N. C 

HuntersviUe, N. C 

Charlotte, l/. C 

Charlotte. N. C 


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1950 




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Indian Trail, N. C 




Stanfield, N. C., R. 2 


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145 






















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116 


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S-B.McLean.P 


Charlotte. N. 

Morven.N.C 

Wadesboro, N. C 




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of 



Mecklenburg 
Presbi^teri^ 




153RD STATED SESSION 
SALEM CHURCH - JULY 17, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 
CHARLOTTE FIRST CHURCH - SEPTEMBER 2, 1941 

154TH STATED SESSION 
HOPEWELL CHURCH - OCTOBER 21, 1941 

CALLED MEETING 
CHARLOTTE FIRST CHURCH - DECEMBER 9, 1941 

C NEXT STATED SESSION 

HUNTERSVILLE CHURCH - JANUARY 20, 1942 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and Can- 
didates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and Can- 
didates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING • 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and Can- 
didates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 
Popular Meeting on Religious 

Ed. 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn. 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 

Communion Service 

History and Memorials 

Reception of Ministers and Can- 
didates 

Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Sessions of Presbytery convene at 10:00 A. 
M. on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY 

Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Moderator, Summer Meeting. 
Rev. C. C. Beam, Moderator, Fall Meeting. 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk (1943). 
Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Permanent Clerk (1943). 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk (1943). 
Rev. R. H. Stone. Executive Secretary (1944). 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944). 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Clerk. 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1942— Mr. W. H. Belk. Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; 

Mr. T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1942— Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Mr. James J. Harris, 
Charlotte; Mr. David Ovens. Charlotte; Mr. Ivey W. 
Stevi^art, Charlotte. 

1944— Mr. H. J. Allison. Charlotte; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Char- 
lotte : Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte ; Rev. Charles R. 
Nisbet. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1942— Mr. W. H. Abernathy, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. T. R. Stewart. Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer., 

1942— Rev. Charles R. Nisbet; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. W. H. Frazer; Mr. J. W. Thompson, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. ; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

1942— Rev. C. H. Rowan ; Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin ; Rev. D. P. Mc- 
Geachy, Jr.; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Belk, 
Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. D. White- 
ley; Mr. W. R. Garrison, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stev/art, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. 
Watts; Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; Mr. Morgan B. Spier, 
Charlotte. 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. R. A. Young. 

1942— Rev. R. A. Young ; Rev. A. T. Taylor ; Mr. Douglas Aitken, 

Charlotte ; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 
1943^Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. H. J. 

Allison, Charlotte; Mr. Hunter Marshall. Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. W. G. Thomas; Mr. Thomas 

Graham, Charlotte; Mr, R. L. Price, Charlotte. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory Committee to the Executive Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

. 1942— Rev. C H. Rowan ; Rev. R. A. Young. 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. ; Mr. W. E. 
Price, Charlotte. 

Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. M. R. Gibson. 

1942— Rev. M. R. Gibson; Mr. C. B. Choate R. 3, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. H. L. Reaves; Dr. E. H. Hand, Pineville. 
1944— Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. E. M. Neel, R. 3, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

1942— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon. Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. E. V. Wiley. 

1942— Rev. E. V. Wiley; Mr. Guy M. Neel, Charlotte. 

1943 — ^Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Route 3, 

Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. W. B. Neill; Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhaw. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

1942— Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. B. Frank Matthews, Charlotte. 
1943_Rev. J. W. Stork; Mr. Edward G. Hayes, R. 5, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. F. R. McAlister : Mr. James W. Armstrong, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1942— Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Mr. Morgan B. Spier, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1942— Rev. C R. Nisbet ; Mr. L. M. Oglukian, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin; Mr. Paul R. Shean, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; Mr. Nat C White, Charlotte. 

Examinations : 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1942, Rev. W. H. Eubank; 1943, Rev. 
Hunter B. Blakely; 1944, Rev. W. R. Buhler. 

3. Languages— 1942, Rev. W. W. Akers ; 1943, Rev. John A. 
Redhead, Jr.; 1944, Rev. J. L. Russell. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1942, Rev. W. H. Frazer; 1943, 
Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; 1944, Rev. P. H. Gwynn. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1942, Rev. Julian S. Sibley; 
1943, Rev. Charles R. Nisbet; 1944, Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric— 1942, Rev. J. W. 
Grier; 1943, Rev. W. G. Thomas; 1944. Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

7. Church History— 1942, Rev. W. W. Akers; 1943, Rev. J. G. 
Garth; 1944, Rev. Hunter B. Blakey. 

8. Theology— 1942. Rev. A. S. Johnson; 1943, Rev. W. H. 
Frazer; 1944, Rev. Chas. M. Boyd. 

9. Church Government and Sacraments— 1942, Rev. Julian S. 
Sibley; 1943, Rev. W. T. Smith; 1944, Rev. Wm. A. Brown. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture— 1942. Rev. C. H. 
Rowan; 1943, Rev. J. S. Nisbet; 1944, Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman— Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

1942— Rev. H. L. Reaves ; Mr. R. L. Willis, R. 9, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. S. Nisbet; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. B. F. Yandell ; Dr. Oren Moore. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1942— Rev. W. H. Frazer; Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. Thomas M. 

Glasgow, Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. H. J. 
Spencer, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. C. H. Rowan; Rev. R. H. Stone; Dr. Oren Moore, 

Charlotte. 

Orphans* Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1942— Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Paul R. Shean, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. A. H. Key; Mr. Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Sabbath Obsenrance: 

Chairman — Rev. Wriston Hartsell. 

1942— Rev. C N. Morrison ; Mr. W. S. Biggers, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. Wriston Hartsell; Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro. 
1944 — Rev. A. W. Shaw; Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. J. G. Garth. 

1942— Mr, H. J. Allison, Charlotte ; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth; Rev. S. B. McLean. 

1944 — Rev. H. L. Reaves ; Dr. Thos D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman— Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. 

1942_Rev. J. P. H. McNatt ; Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 
1943— Rev. C H. Little ; Mr. W. R. Sadler, Paw Creek. 
1944_Rev. A. A. Walker; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

Woman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1942_Rev. W. R. Buhler; Dr. L. W. Hovis, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. C. Grier ; Mr. W. A. Jamison, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE 
Christian Educaton Movement: 

Chairman — Mr. McAlister Carson. 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. 
Watts; Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Dr. Hamilton McKay, 
Charlotte. 



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ROLL OF 


MI 


1. J. W. Moore. D.D. 


44. 


2. M. E. Sentelle, D.D. 


J 5. 


3. G. P. Stevens 


A6. 


4. J. W. Grier 


47. 


5. R. J. Mcllwaine 


'•'■''. 


6. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D. 


49. 


7. C. H. Little 


50. 


8. R. S. Burwell, D.D. 


51. 


9. A. S. Johnson, D.D. 


C'> 


10. J. G. Garth 


t2>. 


11. J. W. Stork. D.D. 




12. R H. M. Brown 


55. 


13. J. M. Walker, D.D. 


5;>. 


14. W. C. Underwood 


57. 


15. L. H. Query 


53. 


16. W. H. Frazer, D.D. 


59. 


17. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. 


60. 


18. T. F. Huneycutt 


ol. 


19. M. E.'Peabody 


62. 


20. W. B. S. Chandler 


63. 


21. A. A. Walker, D.D. 


64. 


22. C. C. Beam 


65. 


23. S. B. McLean 


66. 


24. W. H. Johnston 


67. 


25. J. C. McGehee 


68. 


26. C. H. Rowan 


69. 


27. B. F. Yandell 


70. 


28. A. L. McDuffie 


71. 


29. C. R. Nisbet, D.D. 


72. 


30. W. C Copeland 


7Z. 


31. J. C. Grier 


74. 


32. W. G. Thomas 


75. 


33. T. R. Alexander 


76. 


34. A. T. Taylor 


77. 


35. W. W. Akers, D.D. 


78. 


36. M. B. Prince, Jr. 


79. 


Z7. H. C Carmichael 


80. 


38. W. A. Nicholson 


81. 


39. W .B. Neill 


82. 


40. A. H. Fraser 


83. 


41. M. R. Gibson 


84. 


42. J. P. H. McNatt 


85. 


43. C D. Whiteley, D.D. 


80. 



R. A. Young, D.D. 

C. M. Boyd. D.D. 
Julian S. Sibley, D.D. 

D. P. McGeachy, Jr. 
.\. H. Key 

E. V. Wiley 
Leonard T. Gill 
Alfred L. Roberts 
W. L Howell, Jr. 
Theo. B. Anderson 

D. K. Snyder 

John A. Redhead, Jr., D.D. 

Wriston Hartsell 

W .C. C. Foster 

W. C. Smith 

J. C. Neville 

Ben T. Harrop 

J. E. Mcjunkin 

1 homas H. Mitchell 

C. N. Morrison 

W. H. Eubank 

W. T. Smith 

Hunter B. Blakely, D.D. 

Jas. A. Jones, D.D. 

H. L. Reaves 

A. Julian Warner 

J. S Nisbet, D.D. 

J. L. Russell 

W. R. Buhler 

J no. R. Rosebro, D.D. 

A. W. Shaw 

F. R. McAlister 
Neill R. McGeachy 
R. H. Stone 

R. E. Watts 

J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

Gary R. Blain, D.D. 

Wm. A. Brown 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D. 

W. A. Alexander, D.D. 

E. L. Flanagan 
L. L. Little, D.D. 
Paul P. Thrower 



THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-THIRD STATED 

SESSION OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Salem Church, Pageland, S. C. 

July 17, 1941. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-third Stated Session in the Salem Presbyterian Church 
at 10:00 A. M., was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
J. W. Grier, and was opened with prayer by Rev. W. B. 
Niell. 

The Moderator, Rev. J. W. Grier, preached the opening 
sermon on the subject, "The Way To Emmaus," from the 
text, Luke 24 :32. 

The Roll — The following were present and were en- 
rolled or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, R. J. Mcllwaine, C. H. Little, J. W. 
Stork, J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. Huney- 
cutt, W. H. Johnston, C H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, C. R. Nisbet, 
J. C. Grier. W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, M. B. Prince, W. A. 
Nicholson, W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, R A. 
Young, C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, 
T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Wriston Hartsell, 
W.,C. Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, T. H. Mitchell, C N. Morrison, G. M. 
Pickard, H. B. Blakely, J. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, 
J. S. Nisbet, W. R Buhler, J. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, R E. 
Watts, R. H. Stone, N: R. McGeachy, F. R. McAlister, J. W. 
Stewart, Carey R. Blain. — 48. 

Ruling Elders: J. A. Little, Albemarle First; J. Kirk Alex- 
ander. Banks ; Geo. F. Boone, Benton Heights ; I. D. Crowell, 
Bethlehem; J. P. Belk. Beulah; W. M. Bullard, Cameronian ; C. F. 
McPherson, Camp Greene; C. B. Choate, Central Steele Creek; 
Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte First; J. H. McLesky, Charlotte 
Second ; R. F. Dunn, Cooks Memorial ; J. H. McReae, Ellerbe ; J. T. 
, Henderson, Huntersville ; T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail; J. K. 
McLaughlin, Mallard Creek; E. E. Marsh, Marshville ; Edward G. 
Hayes, McGee; H. T. Duncan, Monroe First; Tommie Lee, Mor- 
gan Memorial; V. L. Wall, Morven ; E. D. Warner, Mt. Carmel; 
L. M. Crowell, Mt. Gilead; O. C. Utley, Mulberry; Hamilton 
McKay, Myers Park; John Russell, Newell; B. B. Young, North 
Charlotte; H. H. Houston, Pageland; T. V. Howell, Peachland ; 
W. M. Junker, Philadelphia; W. A. Rogers, Pineville ; J. Clyde 
White, Plaza; Osmond Barber, Providence; E. S. Earnhardt, Aam- 
ah; W. W. Faires, Robinson; W. E. Green, Salem; R. W. Black- 
welder, St. Andrews: J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; T. F. Black, Sharon; 
S. L. La Frage, Six Mile Creek; R. A. Grier, Steele Creek; W. S. 



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Abernethy, Sugaw Creek; C W. Safrit, Troy; C. A. Bland, Wades- 
boro; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; David Hirst, West Avenue; J. L. 
Capps, Westminster; Frank Armstrong, Williams Memorial. — 47. 

Visiting Brethren: The follow^ing w^ere introduced and invited 
to sit as visiting brethren : Rev. W. C. Robinson, North Alabama 
Presbytery; Rev. J. M. Gettys, Bethel Presbytery; Rev. J. A. 
Alclntyre, Pee Dee Presbytery; Rev. F. B. Estes, Charleston Pres- 
bytery ; Rev. Carey R. Blain, Guerrant Presbytery. — 5. 

HISTORY OF SALEM CHURCH 

The History of Salem Church was read by Rev. R. H. 
Stone. It was adopted for printing in the minutes and is 
as follows : 

History of Salem Presbyterian Church 

In 1897, at the invitation of Mr. John Richardson, an evange- 
listic meeting w^as conducted in a brush arbor near Mills school 
house by the Rev. M. C. Arrowood. At the close of the revivel 
services, a church was organized with fifteen members'. Mr. 
Richardson and Mr. W. E. Green were elected and installed ruling 
elders. 

After the completion of the organization, a church building 
was erected on the present site, this being made possible by the 
religious fervor and the generosity of Mr. Richardson, who gave 
liberally of his time and of his money. Mr. Richardson was the 
outstanding Christian character in the community and whatever 
was- accomplished was due to this good man, and Salem Church 
stands today as a monument to his memory. Mr. Richardson was 
for twenty years the superintendent of the Sunday School. He 
died in 1924 and his body now lies in the cemetery near the 
church he loved. 

There is just one surviving charter member, Mr. W. E. Green, 
who has been a ruling elder for forty-four years, and is here today 
as the representative of his church in the first meeting of Presby- 
tery at Salem Church. 

This church, truly a home mission church, has been the one 
light in years gone by in a community of darkness and of sin and 
has had its trials. It seemed one time as if it would cease to be 
and be dissolved when the Rev. A. J. Crane in the year 1910 was 
called as pastor. During Mr. Crane's pastorate, the church took 
on new life. He, with the assistance of the superintendent of 
home missions of Mecklenburg Presbytery, conducted two meet- 
ings in which fifty-nine were added to the church on profession 
of faith. Out of this number are the leaders and officers of the 
church today. Mr. Turner Phillips became superintendent of 
the Sunday School soon after the death of Mr. Richardson, acting 
in that capacity until 1939 when he was succeeded by the present 
superintendent, Mr. Bert Lowery. Mr. George Watts became the 
teacher of the Bible class, a position he has so efficiently filled up 
to the present time. 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

During the past five years the church has shown the greatest 
development spiritually and in every other way. The grounds have 
been beautified, the church building has been remodelled, and four 
Sunday School rooms have been built at the cost of $1,200. This 
improvement was made possible by the assistance and co-operation 
of the Rev. R. J. Mcllwain, former evangelist of Union County, the 
Men's Bible Class of Caldwell Memorial Church, and Mr. W. H. 
Belk, and the earnest and self-denial co-operation of the members. 
We had hoped to have the building dedicated at this meeting of 
Presbytery, but we still have a debt of $147.00. 

We have a well-organized Sunday School and a Woman's 
Auxiliary. Since our people are so scattered, our greatest need 
at the present time is a bus which will cost probably $150.00. Our 
prospects have never been brighter and if we can complete our 
equipment, a great work will have been accomplished for the Master. 

Ministers 

1897-1910— Rev. M. C. Arrowood, Dr. White, and Dr. William 
Black, and others. 

1910-1917— Rev. A. J. Crane. 

1917-1919— Rev. R. S. Latimer. 

1919-1921— Rev. R. L. Patrick. 

1923-1927— Rev. W. P. Chedester. 

1929-1931— Rev. J. A. Mclntyre. 

1931-1934— Rev. L N. Clegg. 

1935- —Rev. L. T. Gill. 

Present Elders and Deacons 
Elders — W. E. Green, W. T. Phillips, George Watts, George 
Timmons, Lee Sikes, Lee Watts. 

Deacons — Bert Lowery, H. L. Rayfield, Percy Rayfield, Eddie 
Lee Sikes, Hezekiah Watts, Monroe Watts, Floyd Watts, Tom 
Moore. 

LEONARD T. GILL, 

GEORGE TIMMONS, Clerk of Sessions. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Ruling Elder Rufus A. Grier, who was nominated at 
the last stated meeting, was elected Moderator by acclama- 
tion. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Arrangements — R. H. Stone and W. E. Greene. 

Bills and Overtures— J. W. Grier, J. S. Sibley, V. L. Wall. 

Judicial— A. A. Walker, S. B. McLean, C.A. Bland. 



MINUTES OF MFXKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 11 



Records of Presbytery — A. Julian Warner, Neill R. Mc- 
Geachy, R. F. Dunn. 

Resolutions — J. Walton Stewart, F. R. McAlister, A. W. 
Shaw. 

REPORT ON ARRANGEMENTS 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report, which was adopted : 

1. Convene at 10:00 A. M. 

2. Take recess for lunch at 12:30 P. M. (Take recess 
at 3:30 P. M. for a watermelon feast). 

3. Reconvene at 1 :30 P. M. for the afternoon session. 

^. Religious Education Committee's report and pop- 
ular meeting first order of the afternoon session. 

5. Adjourn at will. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

The following communications were read and disposed 
of as follows : 

1. Rev. R. P. Walker returned the call from the McGee 
Church and requested a certificate of dismissal to Macon 
Presbytery. This request was granted. 

2. Candidate William Monroe Wicker requested a 
transfer to the Presbytery of Wilmington. It was granted. 

3. Candidate John Graham Spurrier requested a trans- 
fer to the Presbytery of Pine BlufT. This was granted. 

4. A communication was received from Dr. Donald W. 
Richardson, Chairman of the General Assembly's Commit- 
tee on Evangelism, with reference to Presbytery's contri- 
bution to the support of the Assembly's Committee on 
Evangelism. This was referred to the Committee on Stew- 
ardship. (It was later withdrawn and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism.) 

5. A communication from President Louis C. LaMotte 
containing some information and suggestions relative to 
the Presbyterian Junior College was referred to the per- 



12 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

manent committee on Schools and Colleges for report at 
the fall session of Presbytery. 

6. Rev. George M. Pickard requested a certificate of 
dismissal to Fayetteville Presbytery, which was granted. 

7. Rev. S. B. McLean submitted his resignation as a 
member of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
to become effective immediately. The resignation was ac- 
cepted and the vacancy was referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

DR. T. A. SMITH RESIGNS NEWELL PASTORATE 

Rev. T. A. Smith requested the dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Newell 
Church, because the condition of his health would not per- 
mit his continuing in that work. The church concurred 
in the request, and the pastorate was dissolved. 

THOMASBORO SUPPLYSHIP TERMINATED 

Dr. S. C. Byrd (Bethel Presbytery) and the Thomas- 
boro Church concurred in a request for the termination of 
the Stated Supplyship existing between them. The request 
was granted and the relationship terminated as of July 1, 
1941. 



RECEPTION OF REV. CARY R. BLAIN 

Rev. Cary R. Blain presented a certificate of transfer 
from the Presbytery of Guerrant and made application to 
be received as a member of Mecklenburg Presbytery. His 
credentials were received and Presbytery proceeded to the 
customary examinations. 

The examination on experimental religion was con- 
ducted by Rev. J. M. Walker and was sustained as satis- 
factory. 

The examination touching the applicant's views in the- 
ology was conducted by Rev. John A. Redhead and Rev. 
W. H. Frazer and was sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. A. H. Key conducted the examination on views 
in Church Government, which was sustained as satisfactory. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

Rev. Cary R. Blain was then enrolled as a member of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery after signing the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

Calls from the Ellerbe, Mt. Carmel and Norman Churches 
for the pastoral services of Rev. Cary R. Blain were read 
and referred to the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

PASTOR'S SALARY INCREASED 

The Second Presbyterian Church of Charlotte requested 
permission to increase the pastor's salary to $600.00 per 
month. The request was granted to be effective from April 
1, 1941. 

CALL GIVEN TO REV. B. FRANK YANDELL 

The North Charlotte Church presented a call for the 
pastoral services of Rev. B. Frank Yandell. Mr. Yandell 
requested the permission of Presbytery to hold the call and 
continue as stated supply for the North Charlotte Church 
until the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. This request was 
granted. 

CALL FOR REV. WM. A BROWN 

A call from the St. Paul Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. William A. Brown was read and the church was 
given permission to prosecute the call before Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

CALLS FROM THE ELLERBE GROUP APPROVED 

The calls from the Ellerbe, Mt. Carmel and Norman 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. Cary R. Blain 
were approved by the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work and placed in his hands. He signified his purpose 
to accept the calls, and the followng commission was ap- 
pointed to install him in that pastorate: 

Rev. A. A. Walker, Rev. J. W. Stork, Rev. R. H. Stone 
and Ruling Elders W. E. Price and W. H. Belk, any two 
ministers and one elder to be a quorum. The details of the 
installation services to be arranged by the commission and 
the churches. 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY RECEIVED 

Rev. John A. Redhead presented Mr. Andrew Ausker 
Hill and Mr. Joseph Hamilton McLeskey, members of the 
Charlotte Second Church, who came asking to be received 
under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the ministry. 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Chairman of the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education and Ministerial Relief, read the formal ap- 
plications with the recommendation that they be examined 
for reception as candidates. 

The examination on experimental religion was con- 
ducted by Rev. C. M. Boyd, and Rev. W. B. Neill conducted 
the examination on motives for seeking the ministry. These 
examinations were sustained as satisfactory. The Moder- 
ator propounded the Constitutional questions, which were 
answered satisfactorily. Rev. John A. Redhead delivered 
the charge to the applicants and led in prayer on their 
behalf. Andrew Ausker Hill and Joseph Hamilton Mc- 
Leskey, Jr., were then enrolled as candidates for the min- 
istry under the care of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Candidate E. H. Overcash was recommended to the Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary. 

COMMISSIONERS' REPORT 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly 
reported on their attendance at same : Rev. W. H. Frazer, 
Rev. H. B. Blakely, Rev. A. T. Taylor, Rev. R. A. Young, 
and Ruling Elders R. A. Grier and V. L. Wall. Their re- 
ports were received and their diligence commended. 

REPORTS ON INSTALLATION OF PASTORS 

The following commissions appointed by presbytery to 
install pastors presented their reports, which were received 
and admitted to record : 

Report of the Commission to Install Rev. A. H. Key 

The Commission to install Rev. A. H. Key, pastor of the Taber- 
nacle Church met Sunday, May 4, 1941 at 11 A. M. and was called 
to order by the moderator, Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, before the service 
and was opened by prayer by Rev. W. C. Smith. J. C. Smith, 
elder, was elected clerk. Rev. W. C. Smith preached, Rev. Q. N. 
Honeycut propounded the Constitutional questions. Rev. M. R. Gib- 
son charged the pastor, Elder Harvey Morrison addressed the mem- 
bers of the church. After the service the minutes were read and 
approved. The commission was closed with prayer by Rev. M. R. 
Gibson. 

J. C. SMITH, Clerk. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY IS 



The Commission, appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. A. H. Key as pastor of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 
met at the church at 7:45 P. M., May 4, 1941, and was constituted 
with prayer by Rev. W. H. Johnston. Organization was completed 
with Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt as Chairman and Rev. W. H. Johnston 
as clerk of the Commission. Present : Minister, Q. N. Huneycutt, 
W. B. Neill, W. H. Johnston; and Elder W. H. Belk. 

Installation service began at 8 o'clock. The sermon was preached 
by Rev. W. H. Johnston from the text, Hebrews 1 :7. 

In response to the constitutional questions the pastor-elect and 
the people gave assent to the necessary vows. The Chairman de- 
clared the pastoral relationship duly established "agreeably to the 
Word of God and according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian 
Church in the United States. 

A solemn charge was delivered to the pastor by Rev. W. B. Neill 
and a like charge to the congregation by Elder W. H. Belk. The 
benediction was pronounced by the pastor. Rev. A. H. Key. The 
congregation extended a cordial reception to their pastor. 

The Commission adopted the minutes and was adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. W. B. Neill. 

Q. N. HUNEYCUTT, Chairman, 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Clerk. 

Albemarle, N. C, May 4, 1941. 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
the Rev. R. E. Watts as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at 
Albemarle, N. C, met at the church and was constituted with prayer 
by the Chairman Rev. W. G. Thomas of Wadesboro, N. C. 

Those present were, Chairman W. G. Thomas Dr. J. A. Redhead, 
Dr. J. S. Nisbet, Dr. J. M. Gettys and N. C. White. 

Elder N. C. White was appointed to act as secretary. 

Dr. Redhead preached a soul-stirring inspirational sermon, taking 
his text from the thirtieth and thirty-first verses of the sixteenth 
chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. 

The constitutional questions were propounded to the pastor and 
congregation by Rev. Mr. Thomas. A very solemn charge was de- 
livered to the pastor by Dr. Nisbet and a like charge to the congre- 
•gation was delivered by Dr. J. M. Gettys of Queens College. 

The congregation was dismissed with the benediction by the new 
pastor after which a warm reception was tendered him by the mem- 
bers and visiting friends. 

The minutes were read and approved and th'C meeting of the Com- 
mission was closed with prayer by Dr. Gettys. 

N. C. WHITE, Secretary. 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., as pastor of the Plaza Presbyterian 
Church met in the pastor's study Sunday evening, May 4th at 
7:45 P. M. Present: Ministers, M. B. Prince, Jr.; C. R. Nisbet, A. 
Julian Warner and Elder R. H. Lafferty. Rev. A. Julian Warner 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



was elected clerk. The meeting was opened with prayer. The 
order of the installation service was arranged and the commission 
began the service at 8 o'clock. 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones presided. Rev. C R. Nisbet preached the ser- 
mon from the text : "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and 
foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the house-hold 
of God." Eph. 2:19. Rev. J. A. Jones propounded the constitutional 
questions to the congregation and the pastor-elect according to the 
Book of Church Order paragraphs 137-140. Rev. A. Julian Warner 
charged the pastor. Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev C. R. Nisbet offered the installation prayer. After the 
service the Commission met, heard the reading of the minutes, 
adopted the minutes and adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. JULIAN WARNER, Clerk of Commission. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 
in the Sugaw Creek Church met at the church on Sunday evening, 
May 4, at 7 :45 o'clock. The following members of the Commission 
were present: Rev. J. M. Walker, D.D., Chairman, Rev, C. C. Ham- 
ilton, Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., and Elder J. W. Thomson, Rev. 
D. P. McGeachy, D.D., of Atlanta Presbytery was present at the 
invitation of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer by Elder J. W. 
Thomson. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., was elected secretary. Divine 
worship was conducted in the church led by Rev. J. M. Walker and 
the sermon was preached by Rev. D. P. McGeachy of Decatur, Ga. 
Following the sermon the Chairman propounded the required ques- 
tions to the pastor elect and to the congregation. These being 
satisfactorily answered in the affirmative the new pastor was de- 
clared installed. The charge was delivered to the new pastor by 
Rev. C. C. Hamilton and a charge to the congregation by Elder J. W. 
Thompson. The service was concluded with the benediction by the 
new pastor. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission dis- 
missed with prayer. 

(Signed) D. P. McGEACHY, Secretary. 

The Commission, appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. F. R. McAlister as pastor of Philadelphia Church, met 
at the church at 3:15 P. M. May 11, 1941, and was constituted with 
prayer by Dr. R. H, Lafferty. The following were present : Min- 
ist-ers; W. H. Frazer, W. H. Johnston, J. M. Walker; and Elders, 
C. S. Harkey, R. H. Lafiferty. The Commission completed its organi- 
zation with W. H. Johnston as chairman and J. M. Walker as 
clerk. The order of the installation service was agreed upon. It 
was moved and adopted that the record of these actions should be 
accepted as the minutes of the Commission, and that the Commission 
should come to formal adjournment with the pronouncing of the 
benediction at the close of the service. 

The installation service began at 3:30. Rev. J. M. Walker 
preached a sermon from the text : "... Be not moved awav from 



i 



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the hope of the gospel. ..." Col. 1 :23. In response to the con- 
stitutional questions the pastor-elect and the people assumed the 
vows that bound them together in the mutual obligations and 
privileges of the pastoral relationship which was then declared to 
be duly established agreeably to the Word of God and according 
to the constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

Rev. W. H. Frazer delivered a solemn charge to the pastor, and 
a like charge was delivered to the congregation by Elder Robert H. 
Lafferty, M. D. The people extended cordial greetings to the pastor. 

The benediction was pronounced by Rev. F. R. McAlister. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman, 

J. M. WALKER, Qerk of Commission. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Chairman, Rev. W. H. Frazer, reported for the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work. The report was 
received and the minutes of the commission were admitted 
to the record as follows : 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Salem Church, July 17, 194L 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work reports that we 
have had four meetings since the last meeting of Presbytery. 

Approval has been given to First Presbyterian Church of Char- 
lotte to employ as Temporary Supply for the summer months Dr. 
Wm. C. Robinson of Columbia Theological Seminary. 

North Charlotte Church has been given permission to call as 
Temporary Supply or as Pastor Rev. B. Frank Yandell. Shortly 
thereafter a call from North Charlotte for the pastoral services of 
Mr. Yandell was received and found in order and was sent to the 
Stated Clerk. 

At the request of West Avenue Church, investigation was made 
of Rev. E. L. Barber of Aberdeen N. C, and Rev. Carl S. Miller of 
Erwin, Tenn. Both of these names were approved and we have 
learned that West Avenue Church has called Rev. Carl S. Miller. 
We have not however received the call or any official word of 
this action! Since that time approval has been given West Avenue 
Church to employ Dr. J. M. Gettys as Temporary Supply till Sep- 
tember 1st. 

St. Paul's Church has been given permission to call Rev. Wm. 
A. Brown of Olivia, N. C. No word of their action in the matter 
has reached us. 

In April this Commission received a letter from some of the of- 
ficers of Matthews Presbyterian Church, stating that that church 
had employed for the summer months Mr. Sherrard Rice, a student 
at Union Seminary. So far as this Commission knows or can learn, 
the selection is a good one. But we have felt compelled to call 
the attention of the Matthews Church, as attention has been called 
to the Presbytery before, to the law of the church in regard to 



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such matters. The Commission is very anxious to discharge its 
duties as they are laid down in the Book of Church Order. In Par. 
76a, the duty of taking special oversight of churches v^ithout pastors 
is laid upon the Commission. In the v^^ords of this paragraph, "By 
advising with church sessions regarding temporary supplies," it is 
specifically s'tated that "The session shall meet with the Commission, 
and with its aid and advice secure a temporary supply for its pulpit 
as soon as it becomes vacant." No such advice has been sought and 
no such conferring has been done. 

This Commission is not jealous of its authority, but it is jealous 
of the Law of the Church. Unless we are going to go by the law 
there is no use in having it on the statute book. 

The Commission would have been glad if it had been consulted in 
regard to these matters, as the responsibility rests upon it for the 
welfare of the vacant churches. 

Therefore we are again calling this matter to the attention of 
Presbytery. We earnestly urge upon all of the churches, ministers 
and officers of Presbytery a more careful observance of the letter and 
the spirit of the laws enacted by the General Assembly on this sub- 
ject. This Commission can render more valuable service if we can 
have the co-operation which was intended by the General Assembly 

W. H. FRAZIER, Chairman, 
H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

Presbytery took recess for lunch until 1 :30 P. M. after 
prayer by Rev. Julian S. Sibley. 

AFTERNOON SESSSION, 1 :30 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened and was led in prayer by Rev. 
Rev. Hunter B. Blakely after a song service led by Mr. 
Clyde White. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

In a popular meeting on Religious Education Chairman 
R. A. Young presided and submitted the committee's report. 
Pending the adoption of the report the follov^ing represen- 
tatives of various sub-committees spoke briefly: Rev. W. 
G. Thomas, Rev. W. H. Johnston, Rev. A. T. Taylor, Rev. 
R. H. Stone, and Mr. Philip F. Howerton of the Men and 
Missions Movement. The report was received and the 
recommendations were adopted, as follows : 

Christian Religious Education has always been a prime necessity. 
It was so declared to be by the triune God when He came to our 
fallen fore-parents in the garden in the "cool of the day" and de- 
clared unto them His judgments and program. It was more defi- 
nitely emphasized when He, with reference to His commandments 



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and precepts, ordered the Hebrews saying, "Ye shall teach them to 
your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and 
when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when 
thou risest up." It became an unavoidable challenge when Jesus 
gave the commission, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jeru- 
salem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost 
part of the earth."- 

But the conditions of the present hour — world conditions, com- 
munity conditions — seem to declare that Christian Religious educa- 
• tion is more imperative now than perhaps ever before. 

What are some of these conditions that speak to the church with 
imperative challenge? 

(1) At least 1,800,000,000 people, four-fifths of the world's popu- 
lation or the governments which represent this number of per- 
sons, are more or less participating in declared or accepted war. 

(2) Probably never before were there so many contraditory an 
un-Christian philosophies being promulgated with such uncom- 
promising and dictitorial zeal. 

(3) Probably the hydra-headed monster of selfishness was never 
before so dominant in the thinking and acting of both men and 
nations. 

(4) Less than one-half of the population of the United States 
make any profession of religion — Jewish, Catholic or Protestant. 

(5) Less than one-fourth of the youth in our public schools 
receive any religious instruction. 

(6) While from 60 to 90 percent of those uniting with our 
churches by confession of sin and acceptance of Jesus as Lord 
come from our Sabbath Schools only 40 percent of those entering 
our Sabbath schools become members of the church. 

(7) Less than 25 percent of our membership give evidence of 
any vital or dynamic relationship with our Lord or interest in the 
promotion of His Kingdom. 

With a compelling consciousness of these and similar con- 
ditions, we present the following recommendations for your con- 
sideration and adoption : 

(1) That every congregation not yet having held Daily Vacation 
Bible School endeavor to hold such school before the vacation 
period has passed. 

(2) That every pastor and session consider the need, value 
and possibility of Week-day Religious education in the public 
schools of the immediate community and either promote or co- 
operate with groups endeavoring to promote such Week-day Re- 
ligious instruction. 

(3) That every pastor and session be urged to particularly pre- 
pare for and observe Religious Education Week, September 2&- 
October 5, and that the preparation and observance be centered 
around the essential and immensely important matter of the Chris- 
tian home and the necessity of every home being bulwarked with 
a Family Altar. 

(4) That the devotional booklet ''Day by Day" be commended 
with renewed emphasis to every home in every congregation. 



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(5) That every congregation be urged to observe "Rally Day" 
on October 5th, or the nearest convenient Sabbath, that both pastors, 
sessions, officers and teachers in the Sabbath Schools be challenged to 
make this day a day of enlistment of new members and reconse- 
cration of all members to the great task of laboring with Christ in 
Kingdom Building. 

(6) That every congregation, either separately or in groups 
give serious and prayerful attention to the value and possibility of 
promoting a Leadership school or class in their midst. 

(7)That every pastor, session, Sabbath School Superintendent 
and every teacher be urged to continue to promote that form of 
evangelistic endeavor which both leads to the definite acceptance 
of Jesus as Saviour and Lord and the positive enlistment of every 
believer in some particular and soul-enriching service. 

(8) That every pastor and session be requested to challenge 
anew every member of the congregation to read daily some portion 
of God's word and, further, to enter into some systematic study of 
the Divinely inspired and authoritative Message of God to Man. 

(9) That some type of religious work for men be organized in 
each congregation, in which Bible study, the Church's program 
and some definite form of Christian service, as well as Christian fel- 
lowship, be the chief items of emphasis. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R A. YOUNG, Chairman. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

Rev. J as. A. Jones, Chairman, submitted the report of 
the special committee on the location and re-location of 
churches. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

Your committee v/as appointed at the winter meeting of Pres- 
bytery, 1941, in response to an overture. The overture requested 
that "Presbytery study the whole matter of the location and re- 
location of churches within its bounds in order to enlarge the ef- 
fectiveness of our denomination's work for the Kingdom of God." 
The members of the committee elected by Presbytery are : R. S. 
Hutckison, E. E. Jones, Dr. James A. Jones, W. E. Price, Rev. D. P. 
McGeachy, Rev. C H. Rowan, Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. A. Julian 
Warner, Dr. R. A. Young. 

At its first meeting, the committee was organized. The officers 
elected weie: Dr. James A. Jones, Chairman and Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Secretary. Presenting its first report, your committee would do 
so under four heads : The scope of the work, the need for the work, 
the method of the work, and recommendations. 

I. The Scope of the Work 

Your committee's interpretation of Presbytery's action first re- 
quired a survey of the situation made with regard to present loca- 
tions of churches, the wisdom of changing these locations, and the 



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need for new churches. To make this survey both accurate and wise 
your committee has tried to observe the denominational situation 
within Charlotte itself, has tried to determine the population ten- 
dencies from counsel with the Federal Housing Office and from 
conference with real estate agencies, and others, and it has tried also 
to determine the present population centers that may be unchurched. 
This work has necessarily been carried on with some degree of 
restriction, and it has been limited entirely to the urban community 
of Charlotte — not with any desire to neglect the rural areas and the 
other urban areas of the Presbytery, but because the central locality 
permits of an earlier analysis. 

Upon the basis of surveying the situation, your committee de- 
termined that Presbytery would wish to be informed about its find- 
ings and in turn would wish to inform the Presbyterians within its 
bounds. Further, your committee deemed it a part of its work to 
suggest a program to attain the end of larger effectiveness to our 
church within the Presbytery, in order that our leadership and 
service may be broad and good. 

This in substance your committee determined to be the scope of 
its work. 

II. The Need for the Work 

The need for the work is best made manifest by a simple com- 
parison. In 1920, the Presbyterian population of the city was some- 
thing ever 7,000. In 1940, this population was 11,000. In 1920, the 
Baptist population of the city was approximately 2,400 "and in 1940, 
the Baptist population was approximately 11,500. The indicated 
Presbyterian growth is 60%. The indicated Baptist growth is 500%. 
In the period of this twenty years the population growth of the 
city is 150%. In general this would manifest our failure to grow 
proportionately with the city, and in comparison with another great 
denomination within the community. Our deficiency is manifested 
further when we consider that in that time there have been two 
Presbyterian churches built in the urban community, one of them 
in 1926 and one of them in 1941. Such an estate does not speak well 
for our alertness, nor for our efficiency. 

Among other reason for this failure has been the environmental 
changes around some of our churches. Localities that were once 
residential have become semi-industrial; new centers of residence 
have developed in which areas no churches have been built until now. 
Cases in point of this have been brought before your committee and 
have been studied with some degree of care. Just now, co-operation 
and counsel are being given by the committee to these churches 
concerning the wisdom of changing their location or of combining 
with other churches in somewhat the same neighborhood. A case in 
point for the development of new residential areas that thus far 
are unchurched is to be found in the Club Colony section of Myers 
Park. The Club Colony section roughly runs from the intersec- 
tion of Queens Road, West, with Selwyn Avenue and from their 
southwest to Park Road. Recently, a survey by one of our churches 
was conducted in this area. A total of 377 homes were contacted. 
Within this area were 121 Presbyterian families with a total mem- 
bership of 401 individuals. There were only four contacts that in- 



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dicated a lack of interest in the establishment of a church, and many 
contacts of other denominations that approved the idea of a Pres- 
byterian Church. Of course it is not to be expected nor would your 
committee desire it, that every Presbyterian home favor the estab- 
lishment of a Presbyterian Church in a community for its own mem- 
bership. We have the imperative of the large downtown ministry; 
we have a specific service to perform in industrial and semi-indus- 
trial areas. The facility of transportation has modified the penalty 
against the church because of the removal of its membership to other 
localities. But something of the idea of the neighborhood church for 
the proctoring of the young people must be wisely considered by 
Presbytery if these new areas are to be claimed for our church. 

It seems, therefore, to your committee that there could be no 
question of the need for such an undertaking as this, and your com- 
mittee as far as possible has pursued its work with the idea of in- 
forming our whole church of the existing and crying need both for 
new churches and for changes in the locations of some of our 
churches. 

III. The Method of Work 

In the mind of your committee there are three steps to the ef- 
fecting of any good program in the location and re-location of our 
churches. First of all, it is imperative that publicity be given to the 
need. The lack of information has been our chief obstacle because, 
being uninformed, we have been uninterested. Your committee, 
therefore, purposes to supply the Prsebytery and so far as is pos- 
sible the Presbyterians of the court with the facts in the case in the 
conviction that if our members know the true state of affairs they 
will be excited and encouraged to an aggressive action. 

The second method that your committee feels that it can employ 
is that of counsel with the churches considering changing their lo- 
cations and with the communities that are in need of churches. Your 
committee would not in any sense usurp the episcopal authority that 
belongs to Presbytery alone, but it would call to the mind of the 
Presbytery that the episcopal authority does exist. Your committee 
has met with the representatives of several churches about the specific 
problems that they have and as far as possible has advised with them 
about the wisest solution that our united judgment can provide. 

There is a third item in the method of our work that needs to be 
seriously considered by the Presbytery. If we had available a fund 
that could be used in this work, it would greatly facilitate the ef- 
fectiveness of the whole endeavor. It has been suggested by some 
in your committee that a campaign for funds be launched among 
the Presbyterians of the community for the purpose of creating a 
large sum against which withdrawals can be made as problems 
arise within the local church. The buying of property in strategic 
locations, the supplementing of funds available from local congrega- 
tions for changes and improvements, the establishment of mission 
outposts, the encouragement of local congregations to -establish Sun- 
day Schools with financial assistance from the committee, is definitely 
a part of the program. In this connection, it should be mentioned 
that this work is essentially Home Mission work and consequently 
it belongs under the supervision of the Home Missions Committee. 



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Your committee, would not assume the duties normally discharged 
by the Home Mission Committee, but would work in distinct co- 
operation that shall be mutually intimate to the end that the task 
shall be done. 

IV. General Observations 

These facts being true, and your committee having worked as in- 
dicated in this report, the following recommendations would be 
made : I 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery approve every effort to ac- 
quaint all members of the church within its bounds concerning the 
lagging of our denominational influence and growth in comparison 
with the development of the community. 

2. That Presbytery call upon all churches to consult with this 
committee or some other committee with the same purpose in mind 
when contemplating a change in location or the establishment of an 
outpost mission. i 

3. That all churches shall, when the occasion permits within the 
next six months inform their whole membership of this program 
and the need for it with the information that the committee and the 
office of the executive secretary and the Home Missions Committee 
shall supply. 

4. That Presbytery consider the week of prayer and self-denial 
for Home Missions as a time for presenting these facts in the local 
church, looking to the possibility of an effective and successful cam- 
paign during the winter. 

5. The Presbytery allot $250.00 for the expenses of this com- 
mittee. 

REPORT ON SABBATH OBSERVANCE 

Rev. Wriston Hartsell, Chairman of the Committee on 
Sabbath Observance, presented a verbal report which was 
received as information. 

COMMONWEALTH COMMISSION CONTINUED 

The Commission on the Commonwealth Church was con- 
tinued until the Fall Meeting of Presbytery, on the request 
of Rev. C. R. Nisbet. 

RECOMMENDATION ON UNIONVILLE PROPERTY 

Rev. C. H. Rowan, Chairman of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee, submitted a recommendation which was adopted 
and is as follows : 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions recommends to the 
Presbytery that the property at Unionville, which was conveyed to 
Presbytery several years ago, be now conveyed back to Trustees 
of the Unionville Church with a provision in the deed that if it ever 



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ceases to be used for the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
that the property revert to the Presbytery. 

C. H. ROWAN, Chairman. 

ASSEMBLY'S TRAINING SCHOOL CAMPAIGN 

The Presbytery adopted a motion calling upon all the 
churches of Mecklenburg Presbytery to co-operate with 
Rev. J. G. Garth in the campaign to raise funds for the 
Assembly's Training School. 

ACTION ON ASSEMBLY EVANGELISM 

The request of Rev. Donald W. Richardson, Chairman 
of the General Assembly's Permanent Committee on Evan- 
gelism, that this Presbytery, if possible, contribute the same 
amount that it agreed to give at the meeting of he As- 
sembly in 1938 for the support of the Assembly's work of 
evangelism, was recalled from the Stewardship Committee 
to which it had been referred earlier in the day. Presbytery 
then proceeded to the consideration of the matter and voted 
to grant the request of the Assembly's Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

The Committee on Nominations submitted a report which 
was adopted and is as follows: ^ 

1. Rev. C. R. Nisbet to fill the vacancy in the class of 
1942 in the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
caused by the resignation of Rev. S. B. McLean. 

2. The Committee on the Christian Education Move- 
ment to consist of the following members : Mr. McAlister 
Carson, Charlotte, Chairman ; Rev. J. M. Walker ; Rev. 
J. A. Redhead; Rev. R. E. Watts; Dr. Hamilton McKay, 
Charlotte. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 

Relief presented a report which was adopted and is as 

follows : 

There are now sixteen candidates for the ministry under the 
care of our Presbytery. Seven of these are in college and six 
are in theological seminary. The other three have dropped out of 
school for the present at least. One candidate was transferred to 
another Presbytery, after graduation from the seminary; and tw® 



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others were licensed as probationers in the gospel ministry and 
then transferred to other presbyteries. There are two candidates 
for medical missions who are in medical college. 

Eight of our candidates for the ministry were aided in the sum 
of $530.00 from the funds for ministerial education, and two were 
aided in the sum of $150.00 from the Alexander Fund. The two 
candidates for medical missions were aided in the sum of $200.00 from 
the fund for education for mission service. 

There are at present fourteen beneficiaries in our Presbytery on 
the roll of Ministrial Relief: 6 ministers, 7 widows, and 1 orphan. 
One widow, Mrs. Margaret F. Black, died in the past year. These 
six ministers received aid in the sum of 2,633.00; the eight widows 
received $1,530.00; and the orphan received $144.00. 

Two ministers have been retired in the past year and recom- 
mended for the benefits of the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

We recommend that the committee be empowered by Presbytery 
* to commend our candidates to the Seminaries of our Church when 
so requested by the candidates and to approve these candidates for 
loans from the Executive Committee of Christian Education. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman. 



REPORT ON RECORDS OF PRESBYTERY 

Rev. A. Julian Warner, Chairman of the standing com- 
mittee on Presbytery's Minutes, submitted a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Standing Committee on Records of Presbytery makes the 
following report : 

We have examined the printed minutes of the 151st and 152nd 
Stated Sessions. We make the following recommendations : 

1. That the Permanent Committee on Nominations and the Stated 
Clerk be asked to clear up the confusion that seems to exist in 
regard to list of committees on "Examinations" on page 6 of minutes.' 
For example, committee No. 8, "History," is not provided for in the 
Book of Church Order. 

2. We call attention of the Presbytery to the fact that the Pres- 
bytery's overture to the General Assembly regarding the report or 
minute to be submitted to the Presbytery by the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work has been answered by the General Assembly 
on page 110 of the 1941 minutes. "The items which it (the Com- 
mission) concludes are presented to Presbytery for inclusion in the 
official minutes of the Presbytery. The action of the Presbytery on 
the recommendatons (of the Commission) determines whether or 
not these become a part of the minutes of Presbytery." 



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3. We call attention to the words "constituted with prayer" in 
the minutes. Paragraph 55 page 25 (Book of Church Order) reads 
"Every meeting of the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly 
shall be opened and closed with prayer." 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. JULIAN WARNER, Chairman 
NEILL R. McGEACHY, 
R. F. DUNN. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions submitted a. report which 
was adopted by a rising vote and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery wishes to express its gratitude to the 
congregation, officers and pastor of the Salem Presbyterian Church 
for their very gracious entertainment offered at its I53rd Stated 
Session. We wish to congratulate this church for the successful com- 
pletion of its remodeling efforts. We wish especially to thank those 
responsible for the bountiful and delicious dinner enjoyed by all. 

We recommend (1) that this report be adopted by a rising vote 
and that the pastor be requested to express our thanks to the con- 
gregation at its next worship service, and (2) tht Rev. J. P. H. 
McNatt be requested to lead the Presbytery in prayer for the re- 
covery of Rev. Leonard Gill who is now ill. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., 
R. F. McALISTER, 
A. W. SHAW. 

AD INTERIM COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERY'S TAX 

An Ad Interim Committee for the study of the Presby- 
terial Tax and kindred matters was elected as follows : Rev. 
J. W. Stork, Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. W. H. Johnston, Mr. 
R. A. Grier, and Mr. W. E. Price. 

The place of the next meeting was left in the hands of 
the Moderator, the Stated Clerk, and Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Rev. C. C. Beam, Superintendent of the Presbyterian Hos- 
pital, was declared the nominee for Moderator for the Fall 
Meeting. 

The minutes were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet on October 21, 1941. The 
closing prayer was offered by Rev. J .C. Grier. 

RUFUS A. GRIER, Moderator. 
W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
I. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. lOHNSTON, Stated Oer^. 



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CALLED MEETING OF MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte, N. C, September 2, 1941. 

Mecklenburg- Presbytery met in special session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 2:00 P. M. 
and was called to order by the Moderator, Ruling Elder 
Rufus A. Grier. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. 
J. S. Sibley. 



The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers: C. H. Rowan, C N. Morrison, J. R. Rosebro, R. H. 

tone, F. R. McAlister, M. B. Prince, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, W. H. 

ohnston, Wriston Hartsell, B. F. Yandell, J. S. Sibley, C. C. Hamil- 
ton, T. H. Mitchell, R. A. Young, A. JuHan Warner, J. S. Nisbet, 
W. B. Neill, A. W. Shaw, J. Walton Stewart, W. C Underwood. 
H. L. Reaves, W. H. Frazer, J. L. Russell.— 24. 



f. 



Ruling Elders: R. A. Grier, Steele Creek; J. W. Craig, St. An- 
drews. — 2. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Charlotte, N. C, August 18, 1941. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, I 
hereby call Mecklenburg Presbytery to meet in special 
session in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, 
on Tuesday, September 2, 1941, at 2:00 P. M., to trans- 
act the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To act on the request of Rev. C. C. Hamilton for the disso- 
lution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself and 
the St. Andrews Church. 

2. To dismiss him to Atlanta Presbytery. 

3. To act on the request of Rev. Wriston Hartsell for the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself and 
the Nevin Church. 

4. To attend to any matters arising out of the above items. 

(Signed) RUFUS A. GRIER, Moderator. 

Rev. Wriston Hartsell requested the dissolution of the 
pastorial relationship existing between himself and the 
Nevin Church. The church concurred in the request and 



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the pastorate was dissolved, effective September 1, 1941, 
with the condition that the church be required to pay all 
arrearage in salary. 

Rev. C. C. Hamilton requested Presbytery to dissolve 
the pastoral relationship existing between himself and the 
St. Andrews Church, The church concurred in the request, 
which was granted, and the relationship was terminated as 
of today. 

Rev. C. C. Hamilton was granted a certificate of transfer 
to Atlanta Presbytery. 

The minutes of this session were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. A. Young. 

RUFUS A. GRIER, Moderator. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 



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THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOURTH STATED 
SESSION OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Hopewell'Church, October 21, 1941. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg- met in its One Hundred 
Fiftv-fourth Stated Session in the Hopewell Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 'A. M., October 21, 1941. The retiring 
Moderator. Ruling Elder Rufus A. Grier, called Presbytery 
to order and opened the meeting with prayer. On the in- 
vitation of the Moderator the opening sermon was delivered 
by Rev. Henry W. McLaughlin, Director of Country 
Qhurch and Sunday School Extension for the General As- 
sembly. His inspiring message was based on Acts 1 :18, and 
had for its theme : ''The True Church." 

The Communion of the Lord's Supper was administered 
by Rev. A. T. Taylor and Rev. W. C. Underwood, assisted by 
the following Ruling Elders : William Stewart, E. V. Kerns, 
W. A. Jamison, John Barnett, Morgan B. Spier, Fred L. 
Gibbon, S. M. Alexander, L. M. Rea. 

Request was made that Presbytery engage in a special 
season of prayer on behalf of a son of Hopewell Church 
who is seriously ill in a hospital in New York City. This 
prayer was led by Rev. J. W. Grier, 

The reading of the History of Hopewell Church was 
omitted as a very full history of the church and community 
was recently published and quite widely circulated. 

The Roll — The following were present and enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little. R. S. Burwell, J. G. Garth, 
J. W. Stork, J. M. Walker, W. C. Underwood, L. H. Query, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, A. A. Walker, C. C Beam, S. B. McLean, 
W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, C R. Nisbet, J. C 
Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, W. W. Akers, M. B. Prince, 
W. A. Nicholson, W. B. Neill. M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, R. A. 
Young, C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, D. P. McGeachy, Jr., A. H. Key. 
E. V. Wiley, T. B. Anderson, D. K. Synder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., 
W. C Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, T. H. Mitchell, C N. Morrison, W. T. 
Smith, H. B. Blakely, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, J. S. Nisbet, 
J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, J. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. 
McAlister. Neill R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton 
Stewart, Jr., Gary R. Blain, W. A. Brown, P. H. Gwynn, Jr.— 56. 



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Ruling Eldbrs: W. L. Belk, Altan ; F. L. Greenlee, Badin; J. Kirk 
Alexander, Banks ; Geo, F. Boone, Benton Heights ; Chas. R. Crum- 
ley, Caldwell Memorial ; R. R. Grier, Central Steele Creek ; Morgan 
B. Spier, Charlotte First : Oren Moore, Charlotte Second ; S. B. 
McClure, Cook's Memorial ; E. W. Kerns, Hopewell ; John. R. Bar- 
nett, Huntersville ; Lucius C. Hunter, Mallard Creek ; W. S. Morton, 
Matthews ; S. M. Alexander, McGee ; W. Harvey Morrison, Monroe 
First; Lee Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel ; D. H. Dunn, Mulberry; Geo. E. 
Wilson, Jr., Myers Park ; John M. Russell, Newell ; S. G. McLellan, 
North Charlotte ; R. W. Summerville, Paw Creek ; J. P. Flow, Phila- 
delphia ; W. A. Rogers, Pineville ; J. W. Armstrong, Plaza; C. C. 
Carothers, Pleasant Hill; L. M. Rea, Providence; A. W. Pearson, 
St. Paul; W. F. Baker, Sharon; S. L. La Frage, Six Mile Creek; 
Rufus A. Grier, Steele Creek; Jas. R. Alexander, Tenth Avenue; 
S. S. Safrit, Troy; C. A. Bland, Wadesboro ; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw ; 
Connie L. McCain, Walkersville ; W. A. Jamison, West Avenue; 
W. T. Dunlop, Westminster; J. I. Hutchison, Williams Memorial.— 38. 

Visitors: The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit with us as visiting brethren: S. C. Byrd, Bethel Pres- 
bytery ; S. W. Moore, Bluestone ; J. O. Mann, Wilmington ; H. W. 
McLaughlin, Lexington; O. C. Williamson, Orange; Jawells Carr, 
North and South Carolina ; W. L. Moser, Pittsburg, U. S. A. ; W. T. 
Simpson, A, R. P. Church. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. C. C. Beam, who was nominated at the Summer 
Session of Presbytery, was elected the Moderator for this 
meeting. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS 

Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin presented the report of the Commit- 
tee on Arrangements. The report was adopted and is as fol- 
lows : 

Your Committee on Arrangements would submit the following 
report : 

First: Hours: Recess for lunch at 12:30; Presbytery to resume 
its work at 2:00, and adjourn at 5:30 for supper at 6:00. The evening 
session to begin at 7:30 and adjourn at will. 

Second : We recommend that Rev. W, C. Thomas, of Waynes- 
boro, be given the floor just before lunch to make an announcement 
concerning the Youth Convention on World Missions to be held in 
Memphis in December. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. V. KERNS, 

WILLIAM STEWART, 

J. E. McJUNKIN, Chairman. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Bills and Overtures: Mr. R. A. Grier, Chairman; Rev. 
R. E. Watts, Rev. N. R. McGeachy, and Mr. H. G. Torrance. 

Judicial: Rev. C. R. Nisbet, Chairman; Rev. C. M. Boyd, 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, and Mr. Morgan B. Spier. 

Assembly's Minutes ; Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman ; Rev. 
J. Walton Stewart, Rev. W. R. Buhler, and Jno. R. 
Barnett. 

Resolutions : Rev. J. L. Russell, Chairman ; Rev. F. R. 
McAlister. Rev. B. Frank Yandell, and Dr. J. R. Alexander. 

RETIREMENT OF REV. JULIAN S. SIBLEY 

Rev. Julian S. Sibley, at his own request, was honorably 
retired from the active ministry and was recommended 
to the Minister's Annuity Fund for the appropriate retire- 
ment benefit. 

MINISTERS RECEIVED 

Rev. W. A. Brown presented a certificate of transfer from 
P'ayetteville Presbytery and Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., pre- 
sented a certificate of transfer from Orange Presbytery. 
Both of these ministers made request to be received into the 
membership of this Presbytery. After an examination in 
accordance with the Book of Church Order, which was sus- 
tained as satisfactory, and having signed the obligations 
required of its ministers by the Presbytery, Mr. Brown and 
Mr. Gwynn were enrolled as members of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATION ON ORDINATION OF LICENTIATE 

A letter from Rev. W. H. Frazer, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, asking for an ex- 
pression of the Presbytery's judgment touching a point of 
procedure preliminary to the ordination of Licentiate Jon- 
athan M. Smith and some correspondence from Mr. Smith 
on the same matter were referred to the Judicial Commit- 
tee. 



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Rev. W. G. Thomas made a special announcement with 
reference to the Youth Convention on World Missions to be 
held at Memphis, Tennessee from December 30, 1941 to 
January 1, 1942. 

TRANSFER OF LICENTIATE THOMAS W. McLEAN 

At the request of Licentiate Thomas W. McLean Presby- 
tery granted him a certificate of dismissal to Potomac Pres- 
bytery in order that he may accept a call to the pastorate 
of the Presbyterian Church of Warrenton, Virginia. 

The Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION ' 

The Presbytery reconvened at 2 :00 P. M. and v^as opened 
with prayer by Rev. J. C. Grier. 

REPORT ON ORPHANS' HOME 

Rev. J. M. Walker, Chairman, presented the report of the 
Permanent Committee on the Orphans' Home which was 
adopted by a rising vote carrying a unanimous expression 
of approval and confidence in Superintendent Joseph B. 
Johnston in his splendid work at the Orphans' Home. The 
report of the committee is as follows : 

BARIUM SPRINGS 

Wc, your committee, purpose to give a few salient facts about the 
Home, facts that should go into our records. To go at any length 
into details about the institution at this time, in view of our recent 
sojourn there during the meeting of Synod, would be like carrying 
coals to Newcastle. However, there are some summary facts that 
are outstanding, and these we present for your review and inspira- 
tion. 

The Home is having its golden anniversary this year. For fifty 
years this institution has stood forth as a bulwark of strength for 
weakened humanity. As the work has progressed, the money given, 
and the buildings erected, one great passion has been the actuating 
motive behind it all : our love for dependent children, and our 
sincere desire to see them cared for, and trained to take their place 
in society as Christian men and women. 

The physical progress of the Home during this span of fifty 
years is little short of the marvelous. From twelve children, a 
single building, and twenty-five acres of ground, the Home has 
expanded to include over 325 children, more than fifty buildings, and 
approximately 1,150 acres of land, with a nominal value including 



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the endowment of $1,045,41377. But more important than all this, 
is the multitude of friends which the institution has made for 
itself throughout the bounds of the Synod as the Home has proven 
its worth. 

The annual income from the church and friends of this institu- 
tion has been a little rise of the $100,000.00 mark now for a number 
of years. About half of this sum comes through the annual Thanks- 
giving offering, which shows us the importance of the season which 
is now almost upon us. There is a saying at the Home, and it is a 
true one, the Thanksgivng Offering either "makes" them or "breaks" 
them financially speaking. It sets the tone for the whole year's work. 

Barium Springs is free from debt. It is operating on a debt-free 
basis, and has been doing so now for four years. A generous 
Thanksgiving Offering will guarantee that they will be able to carry 
on in this splendid fashion next year. Eighteen churches in this 
Psesbytery reached new peaks last year with their Thanksgiving 
offering. We confidently hope for an even larger number this 
Thanksgiving season. And speaking of this season may I remind 
you that North Carolina is going with the President this year in 
observing Thanksgiving on the 20th, and not as usual, the last 
Thursday in the month. That calls for immediate preparation on 
the part of those in charge of the Thanksgiving offering. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That all our pastors make thorough preparation for the 
Thanksgiving offering by acquainting their people with the insti- 
tution and its needs, of the fact that half the annual income to the 
Home comes from the Thanksgiving offering, and that because of the 
rise in prices of food, a larger offering will be needed this year in 
former years if the Home is to maintain its level. 

2. That each church set up a local committee for the Thanks- 
giving offering, and that this committee work in co-operation with 
Synod"s permanent Orphanage Committee and those in authority 
at the Home. Mr. Rufus A. Grier is the representative from this 
Presbytery on the Orphanage Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. WALKER, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 

HIS WORK 

Rev. C. R. Nisbet presented the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. The report was admitted 
to record and is as follows : 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Hopewell Church, 
October 21st, 1941. 

Your Commission on The Minister and His Work has held three 
meetings since the July meeting of Presbytery. Our work has 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



consisted principally of rendering help as we have been able to 
do so to the churches without pastors. 

Approval has been given to McGee and Camp Greene Churches 
to call. Rev. Paul Thrower. We understand that the calls have been 
issued but the Commission has not been officially notified. 

Approval has been given to Hamlet Church of the employment 
of Rev. J. Howard Macrae as Temporary Supply. 

Our Minutes are submitted for your examination. 

H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

REPORT OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE 

Rev. C. M. Boyd submitted the report of the Judicial 
Committee. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Judicial Committee begs to report: 

The only paper that has come into our hands is the request of 
Jonathan M. Smith for ordination in order that he may be con- 
sidered for appointment to a chaplaincy in the United States Army 
or C. C C. camps. 

Your committee would call attention to the fact that licensure 
expires after four years if ordination has not taken place nor the 
licensure been renewed, Book of Church Order Par. 120. Mr. Smith 
was licensed in 1934. The Clerk of Presbytery informs your com- 
mittee that the conditions of Par. 120, Book of Church Order, have 
not been met. 

Your committee would call attention also to the action of the 
General Assembly of 1918 — Alexander's Digest, page 49, Section 103 — 
which is in answer to an overture asking the following question: 
"Whether it is right to ordain a licentiate, in order to quality him 
to apply for appointment as a Chaplain in the United States Army 
or Navy." The answer was : "As every ecclesiastical office, ac- 
cording to the Scriptures, is a special charge, no man should be or- 
dained unless it be to the performance of a definite work.' "Apply- 
ing for an appointment is not a definite work. It is not right to 
so ordain." — Book of Church Order, Par. 101. 

In the light of the requirement of the Book of Church Order 
and the deliverance of the General Assembly on this specific ques- 
tion your committee is of the opinion that you cannot proceed with 
the ordination of Jonathan M. Smith as requested. 

CHARLES R. NISBET, 
CHARLES M. BOYD, 
MORGAN B. SPIER. 

REPORT ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Rev. R. A. Young, Chairman of the P^xecutive Committee 
of Religious Education, presented a report which was re- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 



ceived as information. In connection with this report, Rev. 
H. W. McLaughlin of the Assembly's Executive Committee 
spoke briefly of the work that committee is doing in the 
field of Religious Education and Sunday vSchool extension. 
Rev. J. O. Mann, Synod's Director of Religious Education, 
also spoke in the interest of the Religious Education Con- 
vention of the Synod of North Carolina to be held in Greens- 
boro, November 3-5, 1941. 



RECEPTION OF CANDIDATES 

^Edgar C. Goodwin, Jr., Jack Thomas Moore, and Oren 
Moore, Jr., were presented to Presbytery as applicants to 
be received under the care of Presbytery as Candidates for 
the Gospel Ministry. The Committee of Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief reported that the applications 
and testimonials were in order and satisfactory ; and rec- 
ommendaton was made that the applicants be received as 
Candidates for the Ministry. After examination as required 
by the Book of Church Order was sustained as satisfactory 
and the Constitutional questions being answered in the af- 
firmative brief charge was delivered to the applicants by 
Rev. R. A. Young who also offered the prayer in closing the 
proceedings. The three young men were then enrolled as 
candidates for the Ministry. 

Presbytery granted the request of Candidate Andrew A. 
Hill, who is a student at Union Theological Seminary, to 
be allowed to omit Hebrew from his course of study. 



CALL FOR REV. B. FRANK YANDELL 

A call from the North Charlotte Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. B. Frank Yandell was received, found in 
order and placed in the hands of Mr. Yandell. He accepted 
the call and the following Commission was appointed to in- 
stall Mr. Yandell on November 9, 1941, at 7 :30 P. M. : Rev. 
W. H. Johnston to preside, Rev. C. R. Nisbet to preach the 
sermon, Rev. J. C. Grier to charge the pastor, and Ruling* 
Elder Thomas M. Glasgow to charge the congregation. 
Mr. Yandell was given permission to serve the Newell 
Church as Stated Supply until the January (1942) meeting 
of Presbytery. 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



» CALL FOR REV. WM. A. BROWN 

A call from the St. Paul Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. Wm. A. Brown was read, found in order, and placed 
in the hands of Mr. Brown. He accepted the call and the fol- 
lowing Commission was appointed to install him on Novem- 
ber 2. 1941, at 7:30 P. M.; Rev. J. R. Rosebro to preside. 
Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., to preach the sermon, Ruling 
Elder Rufus A. Grier to charge the pastor, and Rev. R. H. 
Stone to charge the congregation. Rev. J. M. Gettys was 
appointed alternate for any minister and Mr. Thomas M. 
Glasgow for the elder. 



PERMISSION TO PROSECUTE CALL 

The Camp Greene and McGee Churches were granted per- 
mission to prosecute calls for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Paul P. Thrower before Asheville Presbytery of which he 
is a member. 

REPORT ON SYNOD'S HOME MISSIONS 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt, reported for the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Synod's Home Missions. The report was received 
as information. 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

Rev. M. R. Gibson submitted a report for the Permanent 
Committee on Assembly's Home Missions. The report was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Your Permanent Committee on Assembly's Home Missions sub- 
mits its report as follows : , 

The present crisis in world affairs gives new urgency to the 
missionary cause in the United States. The increasing neglect of the 
church and the growing forces of evil ; threatening dangers within 
and without, are matters of grave concern for every Christian. 

The place of Assembly's Home Missions in the life of the church 
is revealed in the fact that the Executive Committee aids in the 
support of 428 pastors and evangelists, 117 teachers, nurses and 
community workers, who serve 746 churches with 536 outposts, 18 
schools and missions and one hospital in 59 Presbyteries in the 17 
synods. 

It is said that the measure of any institution can be determined 
by the loss if it were discontinued. If this is true, the withdrawal 
of the Assembly's Home Missions would take the Presbyterian 
church and the Religious privileges it seeks to provide from about 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY Z7 



1,400 communities that are now reached by the missionaries aided 
by the Executive Committee. 

It was the unanimous conviction of the 1941 General Assembly 
that a larger support for the Assembly's Home Missions must 
be provided, if this primary agency of the Church is to meet its 
evangelistic responsibility for the unreached millions in our land. 
There is urgent need for increased income, that better salaries may 
be paid the workers ; for the enlargement and better equipment of 
the mission schools serving the multitudes of underprivileged who 
live in disadvantaged areas; and for new church projects in the 
fast growing population centers of the Assembly. These important 
things cannot be accomplished without greatly increased home mis- 
sion income. 

The latest report of the Executive Committee to the General 
Assembly offered much encouragement to the church both in mem- 
bership gains and in contributions to the work. With the vast 
increase in business activities and the unparalleled expenditures for 
industrial expansion, bringing increased material prosperity to many 
sections, is not this the time for the Southern Presbyterian Church 
to do many things in its home mission work that lack of funds 
has prevented in the past? The total budget receipts were $339,- 
652.39. a gain of $33,527.41. The total home mission income was $357,- 
081.30, and increase of $27,447.46 over last year. While this is 
encouraging yet it is insufficient for the needs. 

The Following Recommendations Are Offered: 

(1) That in view of the unevangelized and unchurched millions 
in our own land and the growing importance of the home missions 
service, that all our churches be urged to recognize the claims of this 
basic work for its rightful share of their benevolent contributions. 

(2) That the period, October 1-November 9, be set apart for 
a special season for home mission study, and that the week of 
November 2-9, 1941, be designated as the Week of Prayer and Self- 
denial for Assembly's Home Mission with a generous offering in 
all churches and organizations for this cause. 

(3) That the book "Why Stand Y;e Idle?" be commended for 
use as the study book for the home mission period in all organizations 
of the church. 

Respectfully submitted 

M. R. GIBSON, Chairman. 
APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE 

Mr. Jonathan M. Smith was given permission to be ex- 
amined for licensure at the January (1942) meeting of 
Presbytery. The written parts of trial, the Thesis, the Ex- 
egesis and the Lecture, having been already submitted to 
Presbytery and found acceptable, are to be omitted from 
this examination. 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



REPORT ON BIBLE CAUSE 

Rev. E. V. Wiley, Chairman, submitted the report for 
the Permanent Committee on the Bible Cause. The report 
was adopted and is as follows : 

Your committee on the Bible Cause submits the following report : 
Your committee realizes the place of importance which the Bible 
holds in revealing God to men everywhere. Without the Word men 
are in darkness. With this in mind, we realize that there are two 
things necessary. That people must have the Bible, and to have 
life and light from it they must read it. 

The American Bible Society has as its single, simple purpose to 
encourage the wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures without 
note and comment and without purpose of profit to every man on 
earth in whatever language he may require. Thus we would com- 
mend the great work of the American Bible Society to the ministers 
and people of this Presbytery 

We Recommend 

1. That the ministers of our Presbytery emphasize the use of 
the Bible in the Christian home and instruct them in methods of 
fruitful Bible reading. 

2. That an effort be made on the part of the church to distribute 
the Bible or portions of it to those who are without the church and 
encourage them to read the Word. 

3. That the ministers and officers of the churches of this Pres- 
bytery see that a more whole-hearted support be rendered to the 
American Bible Society in that each church meet its full apportion- 
ment of five-tenths of one percent of its benevolence and missionary 
budget. 

4. That December 7, 1941, be observed in all our churches as 
Bible Sunday. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. V. WILEY, Chairman. 
REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

Rev. W. H. Johnston submitted a report for the Com- 
mittee on Nominations. The report was adopted and is 
as follows: (See Directory, names added to the various 
committees, class of 1944.) 

DEATH OF DR. T. A. SMITH 

The Presbytery voiced an expression of sympathy to the 
family of Dr. T. A. Smith, recently deceased. Rev. M. B. 
Prince, Jr., was appointed to prepare a memorial to Dr. 
Smith for presentation to the Presbytery and the Synod. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

Rev. F. R. McAlister submitted the report of the Standing" 
Committee on Resolutions. The report was adopted and 

is as follows : 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg counts it a great honor to be 
invited to hold its 154th Stated Meeting in historic Hopewell 
Church, and we wish to express our deep gratitude to the pastor, 
officers and members of the Hopewell congregation for this privilege. 
We appreciate the use of their facilities, which has enabled us to 
efficiently discharge our respective duties. 

We desire to especially thank the ladies of the congregation for 
their bountiful provision of food for our temporal necessities and 
suggest that the pastor, Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin, convey our thanks 
to his congregation. 

We further desire to express our sincere appreciation to Dr. 
H. W. McLaughlin for his presence and for his very edifying sermon 
at the opening of this meeting of our Presbytery. 

We recommend the adoption of this report by a standing vote of 
the Presbytery. 

J. L. RUSSELL, Chairman. 

F. R. McALISTER, 

B. FRANK YANDELL, 

J. R. ALEXANDER, M.D. 

INSTALLATION OF REV. GARY R. BLAIN 

Rev. J. W. Stork submitted the report of the Commission 

to install Rev. Cary R. Blain. The report was admitted to 

record and is as follows : 

The Commission to install Dr. Cary R. Blain met at the Ellerbe 
Presbyterian Church, August 31, 1941 at 11 A. M., was opened with 
prayer by Rev, R. H. Stone. Present : Dr. A. A. Walker, Chairman, 
Dr. J. W. Stork, Rev. R. H. Stone and Elder W. E. Price. 

J. W. Stork was elected secretary. 

At Ellerbe at 11 A. M., Dr. Walker presided, preached and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Mr. Stone charged the pastor 
and Dr. Stork the congregation. 

At Mt. Carmel at 3 :30 P. M., Dr. Walker presided, and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Mr. Stone preached. Dr. 
Stork charged the pastor and W. E. Price the congregation. 

At Norman at 7:30 P. M. Dr. Walker presided, propounded 
the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Dr. Stork 
preached and charged the congregation. 

At each place Dr. Cary R, Blair was duly installed pastor and 
pronounced 'the benediction. 

The minutes were read and adopted. 

The commission adjourned with prayer by the chairman. 

J. W. STORK, Secretary. 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



STEWARDSHIP REPORT 

The Stewardship Committee of the Presbytery was al- 
lowed to make a special report and its recommendations 
were adopted ad seriatim as follows : 

1. That the Presbytery adopt for its Benevolent budget for 
1942-1943 the sum of $167,000.00, which is the amount asked of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery by the Synod. 

2. That the following scale of percentages be adopted for 1942- 
1943: 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22% 

Foreign Missions 26 

Orphanage . 7 

Assembly's Home Missions 10 

Christian Education & M. R 5 

Schools and Colleges (Incl. U. T. S.) 12 

Synod's Home Missions 5 

Religious Education and Pub 2.25 

Bible Cause .5 

Assembly's Training School .75 

Religious Education in Synod 3.5 

Religious Education in the Pres 1 

Executive Secretary's Office 5 

100.00% 

3. That the policy of the Presbytery be that the minimum salary 
be $1,800.00 for a single man and $1,800.00 and a manse for a married 
man; and that all churches or groups of churches not now paying 
that amoun-t be asked to come to that as a minimum. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. GARTH, Chairman. 



REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

Rev. J. W. Stork presented the report of the Special 
Committee on Presbytery's Tax. The report was adopted 
and is as follows : 

The Committee on Presbytery's Tax met at Belk's Tea Room in 
Charlotte, October 16, 1941, in connection with the Stewardship 
Committee. The meeting was opened and closed with prayer. The 
entire committee was present. Ministers: J. G. Garth, J. W. 
Stork and W. H. Johnston. Ruling Elders: W. E. Price and 
Rufus A. Grier. We offer the following recommendations: 

1. The assessment for Presbytery's Tax is 15 cents per capita 
on the church membership reported to Presbytery by the Session^ 
at the beginning of the church year (April 1) and it becomes due 
when the year has ended (March 31). For example, the tax on the 



« MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 

enrollment of April 1, 1941, becomes due after March 31, 1942 (or 
on April 1, 1942). 

2. The tax, 15 cents per capita, be retained with the proviso 
that any church which feels unable to pay this may apply to the 
Stewardship Committee for adjustment. 

3. That all churches delinquent in Presbyterial Tax (i. e. tax 
prior to this church year) be cited to appear at the January (1942) 
Meeting of Presbytery and show cause why they have not paid 
same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. STORK, Chairman. 

Rresbytery took recess for supper at 5 -.^O P. M. 

EVENING SESSION 

6 :30 P. M. 
The Presbvtery reconvened and was led in prayer by Rev. 
Q. N. Huneycutt. 

The proposed amendments to the Confession of Faith 
and to the Book of Church Order were placed on the docket 
as the first order of the day for the January Meeting. 

PETITION FOR A NEW CHURCH 

A petition was presented from a group of interested 
persons requesting Presbytery to organize a church in the 
Club Colony section of Charlotte. The request was granted 
and the following Commission was appointed to perfect the 
organization of said church : 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Chairman ; Rev. C C, Beam ; Rev. 
Julian S. Sibley; Rev. Hunter B. Blakely ; Rev. Charles R. 
Nisbet; and Ruling Elders J. L. Ranson, M.D.'; Thomas M. 
Glasgow ; Paul R. Shean ; H. J. Spencer and W. E. Price. 

NOMINATION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. D. K. Synder was nominated for Moderator of the 
next Stated Session of Presbytery^. 

The place of the next meeting was left for the Moderator 
and the Stated Clerk to arrange. 

The minutes were read and adopted. 

After prayer and the benediction by Rev. J. M. Walker 
Presbytery adjourned to meet on January 20, 1942, at 10:00 
A. M. J > ' 

C. C. BEAM, Moderator. 
W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
T. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING OF MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 

Charlotte, N. C, December 9, 1941. 
The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in special session 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 10:00 

A. M., December 9, 1941. The meeting was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. C. C. Beam. The opening prayer 
was offered by Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

The following were present and enrolled : 

Ministers J. W. Grier, J. W. Stork, J. G. Garth, J. M. Walker 
R. H. M. Brown, W. H. Frazer, W. H. Johnson, W. A. Nicholson, 
R. A. Young, Chas. M. Boyd, S. B. McLean, B. F. Yandell, W. W. 
Akers, J. E. Mcjunkin, Julian S. Sibley, J. C. Grier, Charles R. 
Nisbet, John A. Redhead, Jr., Jas. A. Jones, A. Julian Warner, D. P. 
McGeachy. Jr., C. C. Beam, Jno. R. Rosebro, E. V. Wiley, J. Walton 
Stewart, J., Wm. A. Brown, R. H. Stone, C. N. Morrison, F. R. 
McAlister, A. W. Shaw, H. L. Reaves, M. B. Prince, Jr., Neill R. 
McGeachy, M. R. Gibson, A. A. Walker, W. C Smith, C. H. 
Little.— 37. 

Ruling Elders: J. R. Alexander M.D., Tenth Avenue ; Morgan 

B. Spier, Charlotte First ; W. F. Baker, Sharon ; C. S. Massey, 
Waxhaw ; Rufus A. Grier, Steele Creek; Geo. E. Wilson, Myers 
Park; Oren Moore, M.D., Charlotte Second; J. I. Phillips, Wil- 
more. — 8. 

The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren : 

Rev. W. M. Ciirrie, Kings Mountain Presbytery ; Rev. W, 
L. Baker, Kings Mountain Presbytery ; Rev. J. E. Flow, 
Concord Presbytery ; and Rev. L. I. Echols of the Asso- 
ciate Reformed Presbyterian Church. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order : 

Charlotte, N. C, November 25, 1941. 

The constitutidnal requirements having been met, I here- 
by call Mecklenburg Presbvtery to meet in special session, 
Tuesday, December 9, 1941, at 10:00 A. M. in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. to transact the fol- 
lowing business, if the way be clear : 

1. Receive Rev. W. A. Alexander from Birmingham 
Presbytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. 

2. Receive Rev. E. L. Flanagan from Atlanta Presbytery. 

3. Receive Rev. L. L. Little from Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery. 



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4. Receive Rev. Paul P. Thrower from Asheville Pres- 
bytery and arrange for his installation as pastor of Camp 
Greene and McGee Churches. 

5. Discuss and act upon the Crusade of Evangelism. 

6. Spiritual Conference and Deepening of Christian Ex- 
perience. 

7. Any other business arising out of the above items. 

C. C. BEAM, Moderator. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 

MINISTERS RECEIVED 

Rev. W. A. Alexander of Birmingham Presbytery, Rev. 
E. L. Flanagan of Atlanta Presbytery, Rev. L. L. Little of 
Fayetteville Presbytery and Rev. Paul P. Thrower of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery were introduced as applicants for member- 
ship in Mecklenburg Presbytery. Certificates of Dismission 
from their respective Presbyteries were received. Exami- 
nation on the subjects required by the Book of Church 
Order uas sustained as satisfactory, and the above named 
brethren were enrolled after signing the obligations re- 
quired of its ministers by the Presbytery. 

CALLS FOR PASTORAL SERVICE 

Calls, for the pastoral services of Rev. W. A. Alexander 
from the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte and of 
Rev. Paul P. Thrower from Camp Greene and McGee 
Churches were received from the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work with the approval of the Commission. 
Presbytery placed these calls into the hands of the min- 
isters to whom they were addressed, who signified their 
acceptance. 

COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. 
W. A. Alexander as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Charlotte on December 14, 1941, at 7:45 P. M. : Rev. 
John A, Redhead, Jr., to preside and propound the consti- 
tutional questions ; Rev. Jas. A. Jones to preach the ser- 
mon ; Rev. Hunter B. Blakely to charge the pastor; Rev. 
Charles R. Nisbet to charge the congregation ; Rev. C. H. 
Rowan as alternate to any of the above named ministers; 
and Ruling Elder Thomas M. Glasgow, with Ruling Elder 
A. R. Shaw, Jr., alternate. 



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The Commsision to install Rev. Paul P. Thrower as 
pastor of Camp Greene Church on December 21, 1941 at 5 :00 
P. M. is as follows : 

Rev. R. H. Stone to preside and propound the constitu- 
tional questions; Rev.' Julian S. Sibley to preach the ser- 
mon ; Rev. J. G. Garth to charge the pastor ; Ruling Elder 
Tom Smith to charge the congregation. 

The Commission to install Rev. Paul P. Thrower as 
pastor of McGee Church on December 21, 1941, at 7:30 
P. M. is as follows : 

Rev. R. H. Stone to preside and propound the constitu- 
tional questions; Rev. J. G. Garth to preach the sermon; 
Rev. Julian S. Sibley to charge the pastor ; Ruling Elder 
Tom Smith to charge the congregation. Mr. S. M. Alex- 
ander is a member of the commission, with Mr. McAlister 
Carson as alternate. The quorum fixed by Presbytery is 
two ministers and one elder. 

REV. L. L. LITTLE RETIRED 

Rev. L. L. Little, at his own request, was placed on the 
honorably retired list of ministers. 

SPECIAL PRAYER FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The Presbytery engaged in a season of special prayer, 
led by Rev. H. L. Reaves, for the Assembly's Foreign Mis- 
sion Committee and for the missionaries now in China and 
Japan and for the native Christians in those two countries. 

CONFERENCE ON EVANGELISM 

Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, Chairman of Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Evangelism, led a discussion on the work of 
evangelism and the Evangelistic Crusade. Rev. W. M. 
Currie of Kings Mountain Presbytery, Chairman of Synod's 
Committee on Evangelism, was introduced and spoke on 
The Need of Evangelism. Rev. J. M. Walker on Prayer in 
Revival and Evangelism. Rev. Jas. A. Jones spoke on The 
Evangelistic Message. , 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. H. John- 
ston. 

C. C. BEAM, Moderator. 

W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
T. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



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of 



MECKLEIVBUHG 
PRESBYTERY 




155th stated session 
HUNTERSVILLE CHURC4-I — JANUARY 20, 1942 

CALLED MEETING 
CHARLOTTE FIRST CHURC+I — MARCH 10, 1942 

156th stated SESSION 
MYERS PARK CHURCH — APRIL 21, 1942 

ADJOURNED MEETING 
CHARLOTTE FIRST CHURCH — MAY 14, 1942 

NEXT STATED SESSION 
PAW CREEK CHURCH - JULY 14, 1942 

(Changed by Order of Moderator From Juuy 21, 1942) 



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DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 

Popular Meetings on Religious 
Education 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convene at 10:00 A. 
M. on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



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D IRECTOR Y 

Rev. D. K. Snyder, Moderator, Winter Meeting. 
Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Moderator, Spring Meeting. 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk (1943). 
Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Permanent Clerk (1943). 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk (1943). 
Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Secretary (1944). 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944). 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Clerk. 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1942— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; 
Mr. T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

1944 — Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1942 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1943 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte ; Mr. James J. Harris, 
Charlotte; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte; Mr. Ivey W. 
Stewart, Charlotte. 

1944— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Char- 
lotte; Mn Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte; Rev. Charles R. 
Nisbet. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1942— Mr. W. H. Abernathy, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. T. R. Stewart, Charlotte. 
'1944 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1942— Rev. Charles R. Nisbet; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. W. H. Frazer; Mr. J. W. Thompson, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. ; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Home M.issions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

1942— Rev. C. H. Rowan; Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin; Rev. D. P. Mc- 

Geachy, Jr.; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Belk, 

Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. D. White- 
ley; Mr. W. R. Garrison, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. ; Rev. J. M. Walker ; Rev. R. E. 
Watts; Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; Mr. Morgan B. Speir, 
Charlotte. 



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Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. R. A. Young. 

1942— Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. Douglas Aitken, 
Charlotte ; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 

1943 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. H. J. 
Allison, Charlotte; Mr. Hunter Marshall, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. W. G. Thomas; Mr. Thomas 
Graham, Charlotte; Mr. R. L. Price, Charlotte. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
Advisory Committee to the Executive Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1942— Rev. C. H. Rowan ; Rev. R. A. Young. 

1943_Rev. J. G. Garth; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. W. E. 
Price, Charlotte. 

Assembly's Home Missions: x 

Chairman — Rev. M. R. Gibson. 

1942— Rev. M. R. Gibson; Mr. C. B. Choate, R. 3, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. H. L. Reaves; Dr. E. H. Hand, Pineville. 
1944_Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. E. M. Neel, R. 3, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

1942— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte. 

1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon, Charlotte. 

« 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. E. V. Wiley. 

1942— Rev. E. V. Wiley; Mr. Guy M. Neel, Charlotte. 

1943— Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Route 3, 

Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. W. B. Neil; Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhav^. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

1942_Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. B. Frank Matthews, Charlotte. 
1943_Rev. J. W. Stork ; Mr. Edward G. Hayes, R. 5, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. F. R. McAlister; Mr. James W. Armstrong, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1942_Rev. C. D. Whiteley; Mr. Morgan B. Speir, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev. A. Julian Warner; Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte. 



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Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1942— Rev. C. R. Nisbet; Mr. L. M. Oglukian, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin ; Mr. Paul R. Shean, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; Mr. Nat C. White, Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1942, Rev. W. H. Eubank; 1943, Rev. 
. Hunter B. Blakely; 1944, Rev. W. R. Buhler. 

3. Languages— 1942, Rev. W. W. Akers ; 1943, Rev. John A. 
Redhead, Jr. ; 1944, Rev. J. L. Russell. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences— 1942, Rev. W. H. Frazer; 1943, 
Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; 1944, Rev. P. H. Gwynn. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — 1942, Rev. Julian S. Sibley; 
1943, Rev. Charles R. Nisbet ; 1944, Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric— 1942, Rev. J. W. 
Grier; 1943, Rev. W. G. Thomas; 1944, Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

7. Church History— 1942, Rev. W. W. Akers; 1943, Rev. J. G. 
Garth; 1944, Rev. Hunter B. Blakely. 

8. Theology— 1942, Rev. A. S. Johnson; 1943, Rev. W. H. 
Frazer; 1944, Rev. Chas. M. Boyd. 

9. Church Government and Sacraments — 1942, Rev. Julian S. 
Sibley; 1943, Rev. W. T. Smith; 1944, Rev. Wm. A. Brown. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — 1942, Rev. C. H. 
Rowan; 1943, Rev.- J. S. Nisbet; 1944, Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. J. S. Nisbet. 

1942— Rev. H. L. Reaves ; Mr. R. L. Willis, R. 9, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. S. Nisbet; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. B. F. Yandell ; Dr. Oren Moore. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1942— Rev. W. H. Frazer; Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. Thomas M. 
Glasgow. Charlotte, 

1943— Rev. C D. Whiteley; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. H. J. 
Spencer. Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. C. H. Rowan; Rev. R. H. Stone; Dr. Oren Moore, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker.- 

1942— Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Paul R. Sheahan, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. A. H. Key; Mr. Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 



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Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

1942— Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. W. S. Biggers, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. Wriston Hartsell ; Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev. A. W. Shaw; Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. J. G. Garth. 

1942— Mr. H. J. AlHson, Charlotte ; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. G. Garth; Rev. S. B. McLean. 
, 1944 — Rev. H. L. Reaves ; Dr. Thos. D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 

Sy.nod's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. J. P. H. McNatt. 

1942— Rev. J. P. H. McNatt; Mr. J. E. McLauchHn, Hamlet. 
1943— Rev. C. H. Little ; Mr. W. R. Sadler, Paw Creek. 
1944— Rev. A. A. Walker; Mr. L. S .Boyd, Charlotte. 

Woman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1942— Rev. W. R. Buhler; Dr. L. W. Hovis, Charlotte. 
1943— Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. W. A. Jamison, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
Christian Education Movement: 

Chairman — Mr. McAlister Carson. 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. 
Watts; Mr. Ad^cAlister Carson, Charlotte; Dr. Hamilton McKay, 
Charlotte. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., Rev. C. H. Rowan, Rev. R. H. Stone, 
Rev. A. J. Warner, Rev. R. A. Young, Mr. R. S. Hutchinson, 
Charlotte; Mr. E. E. Jones, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, 
Charlotte. 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. J. W. Moore, D.D. 

2. M. E. Sentelle, D.D. 

3. G. P. Stevens 

4. J. W. Grier 

5. R. J. Mcllwaine 

6. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D. 

7. C. H. Little 

8. R. S. Burwell, D.D. 

9. J. G. Garth 

10. J. W. Stork, D.D. 
n. R. H. M. Brown 

12. J. M. Walker, D.D. 

13. W. C. Underwood 

14. L. H. Query 

15. W. H. Frazer, D.D. 

16. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. 

17. T. F. Huneycutt 

18. M. E. Peabody 

19. W. B. S. Chandler 

20. A. A. Walker, D.D. 

21. C. C. Beam 

22. S. B. McLean 

23. W. H. Johnston 

24. J. C. McGehee 
'25. C. H. Rowan 

26. B. F. Yandell 

27. A. L. McDuffie 

28. Charles R. Nisbet, D.D. 

29. W. C. Copeland 

30. J. C. Grier 

31. W. G. Thomas 

32. T. R. Alexander 

33. A. T. Taylor 

34. W. W. Akers, D.D. 

35. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

36. H. C. Carmichael 

37. W. A. Nicholson 

38. W. B. Neill 

39. A. H. Eraser 

40. M. R. Gibson 

41. J. P. H. McNatt 

42. C. D. Whiteley, D.D. 

43. R. A. Young, D.D. 



44. Chas. M. Boyd, D.D. 

45. Julian S. Sibley, D.D. 

46. A. H. Key 

47. E. V. Wiley 

48. Leonard T. Gill 

49. Alfred L. Roberts . 

50. W. L Howell, Jr. 

51. Theo. B. Anderson 

52. D. K. Snyder 

53. John A. Redhead, Jr., D.D. 

54. W. C. C. Foster 

55. W. C. Smith 

56. J. C Neville 

57. Ben T. Harrop 

58. J. E. Mcjunkin 

59. Thomas H. Mitchell 

60. C. N. Morrison 

61. W. T. Smith 

62. Hunter B. Blakely, D.D. 

63. Jas. A. Jones, D.D. 

64. H. L. Reaves 

65. A. Julian Warner 

66. J. S. Nisbet, D.D. 

67. J. L. Russell 

68. W. R. Buhler 

69. Jno. R. Rosebro, D.D. 

70. A. W. Shaw 

71. F. R. McAlister 

72. Neill R. McGeachy 

73. R. H. Stone 

74. R. E. Watts 

75. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

76. Gary R. Blain, D.D. 

77. Wm. A. Brown 

78. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D. 

79. W. A. Alexander, D.D. 

80. E. L. Flanagan 

81. L. L. Little, D.D. 

82. Paul P. Thrower 

83. J. L. Griggs 

84. Holmes Rolston, D.D. 

85. Robert F. Boyd 



The One Hundred Fifty-Fifth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Huntersville, N. C. 
January 20, 1942. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-fifth Stated Session in the Huntersville Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M. and was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. C. C. Beam, who constituted the court 
with prayer. At the request of the Moderator, the opening 
sermon was delivered by Rev. W. A. Alexander, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. The sermon 
was based on the text, Acts 9:31, "Then had the churches 
rest." 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, W. C. McLauchlin, C. H. Little, J. G. 
Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, 
A. A. Walker, C C. Beam, S. B. McLean, W. H. Johnston, C. H. 
Rowan, B. F. Yandell, C. R. Nisbet, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. 
Taylor, W. W. Akers, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. A. Nicholson, W. B. 
Neill, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, 
C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, D. P. McGeachy, Jr., A. H. Key, E. V. 
Wiley, T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. 
Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, T. H. Mitchell, C. N. Morrison, W. T. 
Smith, H. B. Blakely, Jas. A. Jones, A. Julian Warner, J. S. Nisbet, 
J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, J. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. Mc- 
Alister, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, Gary R. Blain, 
Wm. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, E. L. Flanagan, Paul P. Thrower, 
J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston. — 58. 

Ruling Elders: W. Henry Thompson, Albemarle Second; W. J. 
Knox, Bethel; L D. Crowell, Bethlehem; W. E. Price, Caldwell 
Memorial; C. H. Trexler, Camden; R. R. Grier, Central Steele 
Creek; Morgan B. Speir, Charlotte First; Oren Moore, Charlotte 
Second ; Tom Henderson, Ellerbe ; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell ; J. Boyd 
Monteith, Huntersville ; E. J. Stinson, Indian Trail ; J. A. Kirk, 
Mallard Creek; L. F. Hart, Monroe First; Alex McFadyen, Mt. 
Car.mel; R. L. Martin, Mt. Gilead ; L. A. Marshall, Mulberry; Jno. 
L. Payne, Myers Park; J. M. Russell, Newell; S. G. McLellan, North 
Charlotte; Thos. A. Wilson, Norwood; E. D. Jordan, Philadelphia; 
J. R. Miller, Pineville ; J. W. McKinney, Providence; J. W. DeWese, 
Ramah ; W. W. Faires, Robinson; R. W. Blackwelder, St. Andrews; 
J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; B. J. Shore, Selwyn Avenue; T, F. Black, 
Sharon; Robt. W. Boyles, Steele Creek; Fred L. Gibbon, Sugaw 
Creek; H. E. Garrison, Tenth Avenue; W. H. Baker, Thomasboro ; 



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C N. Eckerson, Troy; R. J. Belk, Waxhaw ; J. D. Ramsey, West 
Avenue; Peter S. Gilchrist, Westminster; Wm. F. Caldwell, Williams 
Memorial. — 39. 

Visiting Brethren: The following were introduced and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren : Rev. G. Raymond Womeldorf, Lexington 
Presbytery; Rev. S. A. Ewart, Bethel Presbytery; Rev. Holmes 
Rolston, Lexington Presbytery; Rev. J. L. Griggs, Enoree Pres- 
bytery; Rev. Robert Turner, Concord Presbytery; Rev. W. T. Simp- 
son, A. R. P. Church. 

MEMORIAL TO DR. T. A. SMITH 

Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., read the Memorial to Rev. T. A. 
Smith, M.D. Rev. J. W. Stork led the Presbytery in prayer 
on behalf of Dr. Smith's surviving family. This Memorial 
w^as adopted by a rising- vote and is as follow^s : 

Thomas Art Smith 

Thomas Art Smith was born near. Locust Level, in Stanley 
County, December 14, 1890, of Presbyterian stock. Soon after his 
birth his parents moved to the Bethlehem community of Union 
County. In his boyhood days he united with the Bethlehem Pres- 
byterian Church. After finishing grammar school he attended high 
school at Unionville until his graduation there. On June 19, 1912 he 
was married to Miss Laura A. Helms of Monroe, N. C, who survives 
him. He attended Johnson Bible College in Tennessee and Lincoln 
Memorial College in the same state. His pre-medical course was 
taken at Davidson College after which he entered the Virginia 
Medical School at Richmond and received the degree of M.D. there 
in 1917. Next followed a year of the practice of medicine at Stan- 
field, N. C, a year at Norwood, N. C, and a year at Badin, N. C. 
He moved to Charlotte, N. C. in 1920 and after a brief stay studied 
a year at the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. He 
came back to Charlotte in 1921 and resumed the practice of medicine. 
In September 1926 he entered Columbia Theological Seminary as a 
member of the last class to enter the institution while it was at 
Columbia, S. C. He graduated with the degree of B.D. in May 1929 
and accepted a call to Reform, Ala. In June 1929 he was ordained 
to the Ministry by Tuscaloosa Presbytery and became one of the 
few men of the church ever to have the double ministry of healing 
and preaching. While at Reform, Ala., he did ^ork at the Uni- 
versity of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and received his A.B. degree in 
1933. He also completed the work for his Master's degree with 
the exception of his thesis which he intended completing later. His 
pastorate at Reform lasted until 1935 at which time he came back 
to Charlotte and was received into Mecklenburg Presbytery. The 
Church at Newell, N. C, requested his services as stated supply and 
was so well pleased with his work that he received a call to become 
pastor of the church and was installed as pastor. Upon his return 
to Charlotte he resumed the practice of medicine along with his 
spiritual ministry and built up a large practice. 

In the spring of 1941 he was stricken with a heart ailment from 
which he never fully recovered. Realizing that he could never 



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engage in active service again he requested the dissolution of the 
relationship between himself and the church at Newell. Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery granted this request at its summer meeting in 
July 1941. After some months of suffering the end came October 18, 
1941. Funeral services were conducted at the Plaza Presbyterian 
Church by Rev. W. C. Cooper of Mocksville, N. C., assisted by Rev. 
M. B. Prince, Jr., and Rev. J. Walton Stuart. The officers of 
Newell Presbyterian Church acted as active pall bearers. His remains 
were taken back to the place of his birth and buried in the cemetery 
of Locust Presbyterian Church. He was a physician of skill in 
both diagnosis and treatment. He was a preacher of great ability 
and warmed the hearts of his hearers with his messages. As a 
student in the seminary he was popular with faculty and student 
body alike. He combined consecration, reverence and intellectual 
ability with keen humor, brilliant wit and unfailing optimism. His 
sportsmanship in the recreational activities of the campus was ideal. 

It is not permitted to many of God's servants to combine the 
ministry of preaching with that of healing. Few are capable of 
doing both well. Dr.. Smith was one of those few who could excell 
at both at the same time. He was cut off in the prime of life when 
it seemed that his most useful years lay ahead. We do not question 
the purposes of him who doeth all things well but rather bow in 
humble submission to his divine will and in thanksgiving that it was 
our privilege to know and to labor with one of God's servants who 
was called home while his years were still in their prime ; one who 
early heard the summons "Well done thou good and faithful servant, 
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 



God sometimes calls those servants home 
Whose years are in their prime. 
But He has better measures than 
The pendulum of time. 

Some workers quickly do their task 
Of labor and of love. 
So their promotion quickly comes 
* To higher work above, 

HISTORY OF HUNTERSVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The History of the Huntersville Presbyterian Church was 
read by Rev. John W. Grier, pastor of the church. The 
paper was adopted for printing in the minutes and is as 
follows : 

The facts concerning the organization and the early history of 
the Presbyterian Church of Huntersville are rather meager because 
of the fact that the records have been lost. Most of the information 
that we have been able to secure concerning the early years of this 
church is from the memories of certain people who were living in 
the community at that time. 



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The church was organized at the request of a number of 
Presbyterians living in or near Huntersville who desired a church 
of their own faith where they might worship. It seems that Dr. W. E. 
Mcllwaine, who was then pastor of Hopewell, was the prime mover 
in the organization of the church at Huntersville. He with his 
keen foresight was able to see a good prospect for a church located 
between Hopewell, which is six miles west of Huntersville, and 
Ramah, which is four miles east of here. So by the foresight of Dr. 
Mcllwaine and the interest of people of the Huntersville com- 
munity the church was organized November 2, 1878. The formal 
organization of the church took place in the home of Dr. Walker. 
This was done in connection with a three days meeting, which was 
being held in a school house known as McClintocks Academy where 
Dr. Mcllwaine preached on Friday, November 1st, Rev. W. W. Pharr 
preached on Saturday, Rev. James I. Lattimer preached on Sunday. 

The first elders of the church were : Mr. W. A. Sossaman, Mr. J. 
F. Brown, Mr. J. H. McClintock. The first deacons were : Mr. John W. 
Gibbs, Mr. John F. Woodsides, and Mr. W. D. Alexander. First trus- 
tees were: Dr. H. J. Walker, Mr. L. C. McKay, and Mr. Joe Wood- 
sides. There were forty-five charter members of the church. 

Preaching services were held in McClintocks Academy for two 
years, until the church building was completed. That building was 
located southeast of the present building in an oak grove near 
where the cemetery now is. The building in which we are meeting 
was completed in 1923. 

This church has had six pastors and one stated supply as 
follows : 

Rev. J. I. Lattimer 1878—1882 

Rev. A. M. Watson 1883—1886 

Rev. John R. McAlpine 1887—1894 

Rev. L. H. Wilson (S.S.) April 1895— Dec. 1895 

Rev. J. M. Grier 189^1906 

Rev. W. E. West 1906—1908 

Rev. J. W. Grier 1908— 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. D. K. Snyder, who was nominated at the last 
stated meeting, was elected moderator by acclamation. 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Arrangements: Rev. J. W. Grier and Mr. J. Boyd Monteith. 
Bills and Overtures: Rev. C. C. Beam, Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. 
C. M. Boyd, and Dr. C. N. Eckerson. 

Judicial: Rev. A. T. Taylor, Rev. E. V. Wiley, Rev. A. Julian 
Warner, and Mr. W. E. Price. 

Records of Presbytery: Rev. R. H. Stone and Rev. Wm. A. 
Brown. 

Resolutions: Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro and Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 



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REPORT ON ARRANGEMENTS 

The Committee on Arrangements made the following 
report, which was adopted : 

1. Popular meeting on Foreign Missions at 11 :00 A. M. 

2. Take recess at 12:45 P. M. 

3. Reassemble at 2:00 P. M. 

4. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly first 
order of the afternoon session. 

5. Adjourn at will. 

POPULAR MEETING ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The Popular Meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions 
was conducted by Rev. J, S. Nisbet , chairman of Presby- 
tery's committee on Foreign Missions. Rev. G. Raymond 
Womeldorf, a missionary to the .China field, was introduced 
to Presbytery and spoke interestingly of the work and 
of conditions in that country today. The program was 
closed with prayer by Rev. J. M. Walker. 

RECEPTION OF MINISTERS 

Rev. Joseph L. Griggs presented a certificate of transfer 
from the Presbytery of Enoree and Rev. Holmes Rolston 
presented a certificate from the Presbytery of Lexington, 
both making application to be received as members of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. Their credentials were received 
and the Presbytery proceeded to the customary examina- 
tions. These examinations, conducted according to the 
requirements of the Book of Church Order, were sustained 
as satisfactory; and Mr. Griggs and Mr. Rolston were re- 
ceived and enrolled as members of this Presbytery after 
signing the obligations required of its ministers by the 
Presbytery. 

COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL 

A call from the Thomasboro Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. J. L. Griggs, having previously been ap- 
proved by the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
and placed in the hands of Mr. Griggs, was accepted by 
him ; and the following commission was appointed to 
install him as pastor of the Thomasboro Church on Sunday, 
February 1, 1942, at 7:30 P. M.: 

Rev. S. C. Byrd of Bethel Presbytery, by invitation of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, to preside and propound the Constitutional ques- 



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tions ; Rev. W. H. Johnston to preach the sermon ; Rev. W. G. 
Thomas to deliver the charge to the pastor; Ruling Elder Paul R. 
Sheahan to deliver the charge" to the congregation; Rev. C. H. 
Rowan to serve as alternate to any minister, and Ruling Elder Vernon 
W. Patterson to serve as alternate to Mr. Sheahan. Any two min- 
isters and one ruling elder shall constitute a quorum of this com- 
mission. 



REV. HOLMES ROLSTON 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work pre- 
sented to Presbytery, with its approval, a call from the 
West Avenue Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Holmes Rolston. The same was found to be in order and 
placed in his hands ; and, upon his acceptance, the follow- 
ing commission was appointed to install him on February 
15, 1942 at 5:00 P. M.: 

Rev. W. W. Akers to preside and propound the Constitutional 
question; Rev. H. B. Blakely to preach the sermon; Rev. J. A. Red- 
head, Jr., to charge the pastor; Rev. A. Julian Warner to charge 
the congregation ; and Ruling Elders W. A. Jamison and W. E. Price. 
Any two ministers and one elder shall constitute a quorum of this 
commission. 



REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Huntersville 
Church on January 20, 1942 : 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work has held three 
meetings since the October meeting of Presbytery. There have also 
been numerous personal conferences with officers and pastor com- 
mittes of vacant churches. A number of investigations have been 
made. 

Approval has been given for the following pastoral calls : West 
Avenue Church for. the call of Rev. Holmes Rolston of Rockbridge 
Baths, Va. ; Thomasboro Church for the call of Rev. J. L. Griggs of 
Greenville, S. C. ; First Church of Charlotte for the call of Rev. W. A. 
Alexander of Birmingham, Ala. ; St. Andrew's Church for the call 
of Rev. Robert F. Boyd of Perry, Ga. ; Newell and Nevin Churches 
for the call of Rev. W. T. Smith of Badin, N. C. ; Selwyn Avenue 
Church for the employment of Rev. J. M. Gettys as Stated Supply 
for a period of six months or for a shorter period if they secure a 
pastor in the meantime. 

The following calls have been placed in our hands and found 
in order : Call of Newell Church for Rev. W. T. Smith, of West 
Avenue Church for Rev. Holmes Rolston and of Thomasboro Church 
for Rev. J. L. Griggs. These calls are now submitted to Presbytery. 



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Your Commission is also in consultation with the Walkersville 
group and the Locust group of cl^rches, looking toward securing 
pastors for these churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. FRAZER, Chairman. 
H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

After various announcements were made and a prayer 
was offered by Rev. C. M. Boyd, Presbytery took recess 
till 2:00 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery re-assembled at 2:00 P. M. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

OVERTURE PRESENTED 

Rev. Charles R. Nisbet proposed an overture to be sent 
to the General Assembly as follows : 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg in session in the Huntersville 
Presbyterian Church, January 20, 1942, respectfully overtures the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., to meet 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tenn., on the 28th 
day of May 1942, as follows : That the General Assembly direct its 
Permanent Committee on Co-operation and Union, that as directed 
by the Assembly of 1941 "to continue to explore in search of suitable 
ways and means of bringing into one body all the branches of our 
Presbyterian family," to consent and agree to no form of union 
that does not require of the candidate for ordination in the united 
church, in their ordination vows, "the acceptance of the infallible 
truth and divine authority of the Scriptures, and of Christ as very 
and eternal God, Who became man by being born of a virgin, Who 
offered Himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice and reconcile us 
to God, Who rose from the dead with the same body with which 
He suffered, and Who will return again to judge the world." 

This paper was referred to the Standing Committee on 
Bills and Overtures for consideration. 

ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

As a result of the election the following- were chosen as 
commissioners to the General Assembly meeting in Knox- 
ville, Tenn., May 28, 1942: 

Ministers 
Principals Alternates 

R. H. Stone, Charlotte, N. C W. A. Alexander, Charlotte, N. C. 

Jas. A. Jones, Charlotte, N. C B. F. Yandell, Charlotte, N. C. 

D. K. Snyder, Roberdell, N. C. A. W. Shaw, Troy, N. C. 
W. G. Thomas, Wadesboro, N. C. H. L. Reaves, Charlotte, N. C. 
A. J. Warner, Charlotte, N. C A. L. McDuffie, Candor, N. C. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 



Ruling Elders 
Principals Alternates 

Morgan B. Speir, Charlotte, N. C. H. J. Allison, Charlotte, N. C. 

Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte, N. C. E. Lee Grier, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. R. Barnette, Huntersville, N. C T. P. Carraway, Wadesboro, N. C. 

Paul R. Sheahan, Charlotte, N. C. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte, N. C. 

W. D. Loy, Charlotte, N. C. L. A. Marshall, Charlotte, N. C. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE A CHURCH 

The Commission to organize a church in the Club Colony 
section of Charlotte submitted a report, which was admitted 
to record, and is as follows : 

Charlotte, N. C, October 30, 1941. 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to or- 
ganize a church in the Club Colony-Selwyn Avenue section of Char- 
lotte had its first meeting in Thacker's Restaurant. The following 
were present: Revs. James A. Jones, Chairman; C. C. Beam, J. S. 
Sibley, H. B. Blakely, Charles R. Nisbet ; Elders Paul R. Sheahan, 
W. E. Price, J. L. Ranson, and R. H. Stone was an invited guest. 
The meeting was opened with prayer, led by Dr. J. S. Sibley, and 
Dr. J. L. Ranson was elected clerk of the Commission. 

Mr. Sheahan gave the background of the movement for the 
prospective church. Dr. J. L. Ranson gave the more recent develop- 
ments in the history of the movement. It was learned that 96 
people had signed the petition for organization. 

A motion was carried that the Commission meet on November 
9th at 12:15 in the Queens College Auditorium for the purpose of 
proceeding with the organization of the church if the way be clear. 
Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Ranson, Mr. Sheahan, and Mr. 
Stone were appointed to arrange for the first worship service. The 
Executive Secretary's Office was to notify all the petitioners that 
they were expected to attend this service. The full commission is 
to meet at 12:15 P. M. for the purpose of proceeding with the or- 
ganization. 

The meeting of the Commission was closed with prayer by Dr. 
James A. Jones. 

J. LESTER RANSON, Secretary. 

The Commission appointed by Presbytery to organize a Pres- 
byterian Church in Club Colony section, met at Queens College 
November 9th, 1941, at 12:15 P. M., following regular church service. 
Rev. C. C. Beam presiding and Dr. Hunter B. Blakely preaching. 
Music was furnished by the Queens College Choral Club. Miss 
Margaret Porter organfst. Those present : Dr. Jas. A. Jones, Chair- 
man, Rev. C. C. Beam, Moderator of Meckelnburg Presbytery, Dr. 
Hunter B. Blakely, Dr. Chas. R. Nisbet. Dr. J. S. Sibley; Elders T. M. 
Glasgow, J. L. Ranson, Paul R. Sheahan and Harry J. Spencer; and 
W. E. Price was unable to attend due to a previous appointment. 
The meeting was called to order by Rev. C. C. Beam who asked Dr. 
Charles R. Nisbet to open with prayer. Dr. Jones asked if the Com- 
mission was ready to proceed. On motion by Dr. Nisbet, seconded 
by Dr. Sibley, and passed the chairman announced that the Com- 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



mission was ready to proceed. Dr. Jones then read from the Book 
of Church Order the procedure to follow, and the vows to be taken 
by the group. 

Dr. Jones then read the list of those signing the petition asking 
those present to stand. There were nineteen (19) present: Mr. 
and Mrs. B. J. Shore, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. 
Gray and Anna Belle Gray, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Brown, Mr. 
C. F. Hunter, Mrs. J. S. Sibley, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Nichols, Mr. 
and Mrs, Z. V. Linker, Mr. and Mrs. Reg. Price, Mr. and Mrs. 
C. H. Crumley. 

It was decided by the group to keep the charter list open until 
January 4, 1942. It was also decided to elect officers on January 
11, 1942. 

The following committee was elected to make arrangements 
for a meeting place, supply and all other matters in order to perfect 
the organization : Elder B. S. Gray, Z. V. Linker, C. F. Hunter, and 

B. J. Shore; Deacons, Reg. Price and T. J. Orr. 

Adjourned with prayer and benediction by Dr. James A. Jones. 

J. LESTER RANSON, Clerk. 

January 11, 1942. 

The Commission appointed by the Mecklenburg "Presbytery, to 
organize a Presbyterian Church in the Selwyn Avenue-Club Colony 
section, met in the auditorium of Queens College on Sunday, 
January 11th, at 12:15 P. M. The following members were present: 
Ministers : Dr. James A. Jones, Chairman ; Dr. Julian S. Sibley, Rev. 

C. C. Beam; Elders: H. J. Spencer and J. Lester Ranson. 

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Jones, who constituted 
the meeting by leading in prayer. He then asked if the Commission 
was ready for the organization of the church. After some remarks 
of instruction the Chairman read the list of names of those whose 
letters were in hand in order. On the motion of Dr. Sibley the 
following were received by letters from the various churches as 
listed : 

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, 2924 Chelsea Drive, from Cald- 
well Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O'. Brown, 2725 Picardy Place, from Second 
Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chrisman, 225 Ridgewood Avenue, from 
Myers Park Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Crumley, Jr., 2814 Glendale Road, from 
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Gray and daughter, Anna Bell, 3012 Selwyn 
Avenue, from Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Haney, 2133 Colony Road, from Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mrs. Agnes Johnston and Miss Jean Johnston, 3025 Selwyn 
Avenue, from Robinson Presbyterian Church, Mecklenburg County. 

Mr. and Mrs. Z. V. Linker, Sr., 2226 Croydon Road, from Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, City, 

Mr. and Mrs, W, L, Nichols and daughter, Sarah, 2930 Selwyn 
Avenue, from Myers Park Methodist Church, City. 



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Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Orr, 3025 Selwyn Avenue, Mrs. Orr from 
Robinson Presbyterian Church and Mr. Orr from Matthews Pres- 
byterian Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Price, 249 Ridgewood Avenue, from Cald- 
well Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Shore, 2310 Westfield Road, from Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mrs. Julian S. Sibley, 2801 Selwyn Avenue, from Camp Greene 
Pl-esbyterian Church, City. 

Mrs. R. H. Stone, Ridgewood Avenue, from Jefferson Presby- 
terian Church, Jefferson, N. C. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Tarrant, 2538 Roswell Avenue, from First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

Dr. and Mrs. W. P. Weeks, 2717 Picardy Place, from Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Westmoreland, 218 Ridgewood Avenue, from 
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Harkey, Jr., 1437 Ivey Drive, from Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Harkey, Larene, Harold, and William, 2710 
Normandy Road, from Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, City: 

Catherine Linker, pending receipt of letter from the Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, City. 

Jack Wilson Harkey presented himself before the Commission 
to be examined and received on profession of his faith in Christ. 
After his examination, by Dr. Jones, motion was made and carried 
that he be received. He was then dedicated by prayer, by the Chair- 
man, Dr. Jones. 

■ Mr. Reginald L. Price moved that the congregation proceed 
with the election of three elders, nominating Mr. B. J. Shore, Mr. 
Z. V. Linker, and Mr. B. S. Gray. The motion was seconded by 
Mr. J. A. Chrisman and carried unanimously. 

It was suggested that it would be necessary for the congregation 
to elect trustees. Mr. T.. J. Orr moved that five trustees be elected, 
and that the three elders should be trustees, with two additional 
members. Mr. Z. V. Linker nominated Mr. R. L. Price and Mr. 
T. J. Orr for the additional trustees. The motion was seconded 
and carried. 

Mr. J. O. Brown moved that the trustees be given instructions 
to proceed with the investigation of property for a church lot and 
report back to the congregation. 

Mr. Linker moved that the name of the new church shall be 
The Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, N. C. 

Mr. Gray moved that the charter members list be kept open 
until April 6, 1942. This motion was seconded and carried. 

Arrangements were made with Dr. J. M. Gettys, supply pastor, 
to install the elders elected, at the morning service on January 
18, 1942. 

The minutes in full were read and approved by the Commission. 



DR. JAMES A. JONES, Chairman. 
J. LESTER RANSON, Secretary. 



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The Commission was dissolved and Presbytery ex- 
tended to the members of the Commission a rising vote of 
thanks in appreciation of their diligence. The Selwyn 
Avenue Church was enrolled as a constituent of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, and the representative of the church 
was recognized and seated as a member of the Court. 

AMAY JAMES MISSION 

Presbytery authorized its Trustees to sign a contract 
with the Duke Power Co. to extend a power line across 
the property of the Amay James Mission. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE 
COMMONWEALTH CHURCH 

The Commission on the Commonwealth Church presented 
a supplemental report and requested Presbytery to dissolve 
the commission. The report was admitted to record and 
the commission was dissolved with a rising vote of appre- 
ciation. The report is as follows : 

Monday, May 5, 1941. 

The Commission in charge of the work of the Commonwealth 
Presbyterian Church met in the Lecture Room of the Caldwell 
Memorial Church Monday night, May 5, 1941, following the regular 
monthly meeting of the Session. The following persons were present: 
Rev. H. L. Reaves and Ruling Elders Chapman, Cochrane, Collins, 
Harkey, Harris, Pearce, Shore, Young, and Linker. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Rev. H. L. Reaves. Elder Z. V. Linker 
was instructed to act as clerk of the meeting. 

The matter of electing officers for the Commonwealth Presby- 
terian Church was discussed. The Commission ordered that the 
congregation of Commonwealth Presbyterian Church should be 
notified on Sunday, May 11, 1941, that a congregational meeting 
would be held on Sunday, May 18, 1941 for the purpose of electing 
elders and deacons, and that the number of each to be elected be 
left with the Special Committee on the Commonwealth Presby- 
terian Church Work to decide. The meeting was closed with prayer 
by Rev. H. L. Reaves. 

Sunday, May 11, 1941. 

The Special Committee on the Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church Work met in the Session Room of the Caldwell Memorial 
Church Sunday night after church services with the following 
persons present : Rev. H. L. Reaves and Ruling Elders Pearce, 
Jones, Belk and Harris. Elder Linker was requested to meet with 
the committee and act as clerk. 

On motion of Elder Jones it was decided to request the Common- 



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wealth Presbyterian Church congregation to elect two elders and 
two deacons on Sunday morning, May 18, 1941, as officers in that 
church. 

On motion of Elder Pearce it was ordered that the rotary system 
of electing deacons be put into effect at once in that church. 

There being no further business the meeting was closed with 
prayer by Rev. H. L. Reaves. 

Sunday, October 19, 1941. 
The Special Committee on the Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church Work met in the Session Room of the Caldwell Memorial 
Church after church services Sunday night, October 19, 1941, and 
was opened with prayer by Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. The following 
were present : Rev, C. R. Nisbet, Rev. W. H. Johnston and Ruling 
Elders Belk, Chapman, Jones, Linker, Pearce and Young. 

The treasurer of the Commonwealth Presbyterian Church Build- 
ing Committee submitted a report which "was adopted and is as 
follows : 

Total receipts— Oct. 1, 1940 to Oct. 18, 1941 $11,795.75 

Total disbursements— Oct. 1, 1940 to Oct. 18, 1941 11,745.75 

Cash balance on hand $ 50.00 

All bills have been paid except balance of architect's fee, $200.00. 
Have approximately $425.00 in subscriptions that have not been 
paid. These are payable over a period of five months. 

There is a note of $5,500.00 assumed and is being carried by 
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

In addition to the above, two lots were purchased at a price 
of $925.00, all of which has been paid. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Z. V. LINKER. Clerk and Treasurer. 



REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS TO INSTALL 

The Commissions appointed to install various ministers 
in their respective pastorates submitted reports which were 
admitted to the records of Presbytery. The reports are as 
follows : 

Rev. B. Frank Yandell 

The Commission to install Rev. B. Frank Yandell as pastor of 
the North Charlotte Church met at the church at 7:30 P. M. Novem- 
ber 7, 1941. The Commission opened its meeting with prayer and 
was organized with Rev. W. H. Johnston as chairman and Rev. 
J. C. Grier as clerk. 

Rev. W. H. Johnston presided and propounded the Constitu- 
tional questions. Rev. Charles R. Nisbet preached the sermon. Rev. 
J. C. Grier delivered the charge to the pastor. Ruling Elder Thomas 



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M. Glasgow of the Myers Park Church delivered the charge to the 
congregation. 

The pastor, Rev. B. Frank Yandell, pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman. 
I ~ J. C. GRIER, Clerk. 

Rev. W. A. Alexander 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to in- 
stall Dr. William A. Alexander as Pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, N. C, met at the church Sunday, December 
14, 1941. 

The following members of the Commission were present: Dr. 
John A. Redhead, Jr., Dr. Hunter B. Blakely, Dr. James A. Jones, 
Dr. Charles R. Nisbet, Rev. C. H. Rowan, T. M. Glasgow, and A. R. 
Shaw, Jr. 

The meeting was called to order by Dr. Redhead, the Chairman, 
and was opened with prayer by Ruling Elder T. M. Glasgow. A. R. 
Shaw, Jr., was chosen to act as Clerk. 

At 7:45 P. M. the Installation Service was held in the Church 
Auditorium, with Dr. Redhead presiding. Rev. C. H. Rowan offered 
the Dedicatory Prayer. Dr. James A. Jones preached on the subject, 
"From One Generation To Another," using as his text the following 
passages : II Chronicles 26 :5, 27 :2 and 28 :19. 

Dr. Redhead propounded the constitutional questions to Dr. 
Alexander and the congregation. 

The charge to the Pastor was made by Dr. Blakely, and the 
charge to the congregation by Dr. Nisbet. 

After, the singing of the closing hymn, the benediction was pro- 
nounced by the new Pastor, Dr. Alexander. 

After the service the Commission re-convened for the reading 
of the minutes, which were approved, and was dismissed with prayer 
by Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

A. R. SHAW, JR., Clerk. 

JOHN A. REDHEAD, JR., Chairman. 

Rev. Paul P. Thrower 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. Paul P. Thrower pastor of the Camp Greene and McGee Pres- 
byterian Churches met at 5 :00 P. M. in the Camp Greene Church, 
December 21, 1941. The following were present: Revs. R. H. Stone, 
Chairman, Julian S. Sibley, J. G. Garth; Elders Tom J. Smith and 
S. M. Alexander. The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Garth, 
who was appointed secretary of the Commission. It was voted that 
after the service to be immediately held that the Commission take 
recess until time for the service in the McGee Church. 

The Commission joined in a service of worship with the Camp 
Greene congregation after which Dr. Julian S. Sibley preached the 
sermon. The constitutional questions were asked by the chairman 
after which Dr. Sibley led in prayer. The charge to the pastor was 
given by Rev. J. G. Garth and Mr. Tom Smith, an Elder of the First 



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Presbyterian Church, charged the congregation. Mr. Thrower was 
declared duly installed pastor of the Camp Greene Church. The 
new pastor pronounced the benediction. 

At 7 :30 P. M. the Commission united with the McGee Pres- 
byterian congregation in a service of worship. Mr. Tom Smith was 
excused from attendance at this session. Rev. J. G. Garth preached 
the sermon. The constitutional requirements were asked by Mr. 
Stone, who declared that the pastor-elect was duly called and in- 
stalled pastor. 

The charge to the pastor was given by Rev. J. S. Sibley and 
Rev. R. H. Stone delivered the charge to the congregation. After the 
benediction by Mr. Thrower the Commission met and approved the 
minutes and was adjourned with prayer. 

J. G. GARTH, Clerk. 



Rev. W. A. Brown 

The Commission to install Rev. W. A. Brown as Pastor of St. 
Paul's Presbyterian Church met in that church on November 2 at 
7:25 P. M., and was called to order and opened with prayer by Elder 
Tom Glasgow. Those present were Rev. J. R. Rosebro, D.D., Chair- 
man, Rufus A. Grier, Tom Glasgow, D. P. McGeachy, Jr., McGeachy 
was elected secretary. In the absence of R. H. Stone, Mr. Glasgow 
was appointed to charge the congregation. 

The Commission proceeded to the installation of Mr. Brown with 
a service in the church conducted by Dr. Rosebro. D. P. McGeachy, 
Jr., preached the sermon on the text Psalm 29:10. 

The constitutional questions were propounded to the pastor-elect 
and to the congregation by Dr. Rosebro. The questions being an- 
swered in the affirmative Dr. Rosebro declared Rev. W. A. Brown 
duly installed pastor of St. Paul's Church. Charges were delivered 
to the new pastor by Elder Rufus A. Grier and to the congregation 
by Elder Tom Glasgow. The benediction was pronounced by the 
new pastor. 

After the service the minutes of the meeting were read and 
approved by the Commission and the Commission adjourned after 
a prayer by Elder Rufus A. Grier. 

D. P. McGEACHY, JR., Secretary. 



REPORTS OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Mr. W. E. Price and Rev. C. C. Beam reported their 
attendance as commissioners to the General Assembly of 
1941. The reports were received and their diligence was 
commended. 

The Presbytery granted permission for commissioners 
to the General Assembly to make reports either orally or in 
writing. 



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ACTION ON AMENDMENTS 

The Proposed Amendments to the Confession of Faith 
and the Book of Church Order, approved by the General 
Assembly in May, 1941, and sent to the presbyteries for 
their advice and consent, were considered and acted on as 
follows : 

Adding Chapter IX, of The Holy Spirit, Approved; Adding 
Chapter X, Of The Gospel, Approved; Addition to Paragraph 142 
(Book of Church Order), with reference to retirement of ministers 
at the age of seventy (70) years, Disapproved; Addition to Para- 
graph 149, with reference to elections "each year, or every other 
year" for limited terms of service in the Session and Diaconate, 
Approved. 

LICENSURE OF JONATHAN M. SMITH 

Mr. Jonathan M. Smith, whose license as probationer 
for the gospel ministry had lapsed, was given permission 
to apply for restoration as a licentiate on the roll of Pres- 
bytery. The usual examinations, as required by the Book 
of Church Order,* were given and accepted as satisfactory. 
The written parts of trial and the sermon were accepted 
as of the examination for licensure at the fall meeting of 
Presbytery in 1934. The examination as a whole was sus- 
tained as satisfactory, and Presbytery proceeded to license 
Mr. Smith according to the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

The Committee on Evangelism submitted a report, which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

Fathers and Brethren : 

To the General Assembly of 1938, at which time the Permanent 
Committee on Evangelism was appointed, there were reported 16,282 
additions to our membership on confession of faith. In 1939, 21,268 
such additions. In 1940, 25,520. In 1938, there were 1,348 churches 
reporting no additions on profession. In 1939 there were 1,189 and 
in 1940, 1,086, a decrease of 262. 

From these figures it will be seen that up to the Assembly of 
1941 there was a decided increase in evangelistic interest and activity 
with most encouraging results. 

In 1941 there was a decided falling off with only 16,618 additions 
reported, 8,902 less than the previous year. Several explanations of 
this slump have been offered. In this connection, and as giving the 
best explanation of our church's retrogression we would call atten- 
tion to a paragraph from Dr. Richardson's report to the last 
Assembly : 

"We believe that there is constant need for re-emphasizing the 
fact that Christ alone can save the souls of individuals. Probably 



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in much of our preaching there is not sufficient emphasis upon the 
Bibhcal teaching that apart from Christ the soul of man is forever 
lost, lost in time and lost in eternity. This faith is held in common 
by the vast majority of those who make up the membership of the 
Southern Presbyterian Church, BUT IT IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY 
KEPT BEFORE THE MINDS OF ALL THOSE TO WHOM \yE 
PREACH. We need to beware of surrendering to the fear of being 
thought theologically narrow and uncompromising in our conviction 
concerning the state of man who is without faith in Christ. We 
need to be continuously conscious of the fact that Christianity is not 
simply a philosophy of life, a system of ethics, a social attitude, 
but that it is the divinely revealed way of salvation for the soul of 
man. 'Biblical, realism' forces upon us the fact that the rejection of 
Christ as Saviour issues in results that are disastrous and everlast- 
ing." 

Dr. Richardson continues : "There is need for a clarion call to 
ministers, church officers, and members to separate themselves from 
the world and to be loyal to Christ and to His church — we must 
ring the changes on the necessity for confession of sin and repent- 
ance, which means a turning back to God.' ' 

We believe there has been an educational campaign going on in 
the church, disseminating material such as the above which must 
bear fruit in the future, and there are signs everywhere that the 
brethren of the clergy and laity are coming to hear the call. 

In this Presbytery there has been going on a quiet but very 
powerful movement which will manifest itself during the summer 
months. Recently a Spiritual Conference was called which met in 
the First Presbyterian Church December 9th, 1941. The addresses 
were of a high order and challenged the brethren to the great task 
before us in these troubled days. 

Presbytery's Executive Secretary, Rev. R. H. Stone has made no 
small contribution towards increasing evangelistic activity in the 
Home Mission field, not only in personal visitation, and conducting 
meetings, but also through correspondence. From a letter sent out 
November 29th, 1941, we quote : "Last year there were 29 churches 
in Mecklenburg Presbytery that reported not a single addition by 
profession of faith in Christ. This means that 23 1/3% of our 94 
churches were evangelistically fruitless for the year. Seventeen of 
the churches received Home Mission aid. This means that 38% 
of our Home Mission churches bore "nothing but leaves" as far as 
soul winning is concerned. There were 15 churches reported only 
one addition by profession, and ten of the 15 received Home Mission 
aid. We must make more intensive effort to seek the lost. Within 
our Presbytery there are 108,000 people above 12 years of age who 
have not committed themselves to the Lord." What an astounding 
revelation, and how it has stirred the hearts of the brethren. Good 
work Bro. Stone, keep it up. 

What the reports will reveal for the current year we cannot 
tell, but we fear we shall have to face another slump. This pros- 
pect together with the challenge which come through the present 
disrupting war situation, does not discourage but rather calls for 
rededication of effort and persistence in prayer. 

We Would Make the Following Recommendations: 

1. That we call our ministers and people again to Prayer and 



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Bible Study. That they may be inspired and instructed in the" God 
given task of dihgently seeking to win the lost to Christ. 

2. That in view of the spiritual destitution in all our fields, we 
urge every church to organize a canvass of every home within the 
reach of the church with the view of drawing the inmates of that 
home into active membership. We are convinced that such a canvass 
will reveal the fact that hundreds of adults and children live within 
walking distance of the church who never enter her doors. Such 
a movement will also open fields for extension Sunday Schools and 
Churches. 

3. That in all our churches DECISION DAYS be designated at 
stated intervals when definite drives may be made looking to in- 
gathering. 

4. That in each field a persistent, insistent, determined and 
persuasive campaign for tithing be launched, believing as we do that 
faithfulness in stewardship is the acid test, and a most fruitful source 
of revival. 

5. That special evangelistic services be held in every church 
and outpost. 

6. That the laymen of the church be organized with the definite 
object of conducting evangelistic campaigns, and that to this 
end they put on a "Preaching Mission" to help wherever called upon 
within the bounds of the Synod. This action is in response to 
recommendation No. 3 of the Assembly's Permanent Committee 
on Evangelism. 

7. That Presbytery pay to the Assembly's Committee the amount 
asked for by the last Assembly for the support of this work, and 
that we urge the Committee to carry out the instructions of the 
Assembly to call into this service a Superintendent of Evangelism. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES R. NISBET, Chairman. 

J. E. McJUNKIN. 

L. M. OGLUKIAN. 

PAUL R. SHEAHAN. 

NAT. C. WHITE. 

JAS. A. JONES. 

HUNTER B. BLAKELY, Committee 

The standing rule of Presbytery was suspended to per- 
mit the permanent Committee on Evangelism to conduct a 
popular meeting in the interest of that cause at the stated 
Spring Session of Presbytery instead of the regular popular 
meeting in the interest of Presbytery's Home Missions. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

The Committee on Religious Eduhation presented a 
special report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Recognizing that these days are serious, critical and soul-stirring, 
both to the Christian and the non-Christian, believing that the great 



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disturbing and destructive material and physical conflict which now 
has the whole world in its clutches is primarily and essentially the 
outgrowth and result of greatly different, divergent and contradic- 
tory philosophies of life and ideals in our expression of life ; believ- 
ing also that the Christian philosophy of life and activity, as set 
forth in the Word of God, in the redemptive work and leadership 
of our Lord Jesus Christ and. in the interpretation of the ever willing 
and active Holy Spirit, is the only sufficient and efficient way or 
guide of man in directing his life ; believing that the enthronement 
of Jesus Christ as Lord by men and nations is the only way of peace ; 
and believing that both Christians and non-Christians are now 
intently watching the individual Christian and the Church as to their 
faith, their loyalty and their zeal in maintaining and promoting the 
enthronement of Jesus as Saviour, Lord and Prince of Peace : be it 
resolved : 

1. That the communication from the Synod's Executive Com- 
mittee of Religious Education by the Chairman of said committee 
be received with pleasure and assurance of interest. 

2. That every pastor in Mecklenburg Presbytery be requested 
and encouraged by the Presbytery to constantly remind the congre- 
gations with whom they serve that our sure and sufficient hope for 
peace, liberty and brotherhood is not primarily in armies and equip- 
ment but in God ; that our first line of defense is and must be in 
promoting and maintaining a deep spiritual life ; and that our largest 
strength, courage and comfort can and must come only through 
large experience in Christ. 

3. That every pastor challenge his entire membership to re- 
newed consecration to Christ and His program of life and work ; 
that he challenge larger and more constant study of God's Word 
both in the home and congregation ordered Bible classes ; that he 
challenge his membership not to cut out attendance on congregation 
ordered meetings, but to give all diligence to be more faithful in 
attendance on all worship, inspirational and study programs of the 
congregation and thus show greater loyalty to Christ and His 
Kingdom. 

R. A. YOUNG, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Rev. C. C. Beam, Chairman, reported for the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures a divided opinion on the overture, 
previously submitted to them, with reference to the Gen- 
eral Assembly's Committee on Co-operation and Union. The 
majority report recommended a negative answer, and the 
minority recommended the adoption of the overture. The 
majority report prevailed. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Rev. J. S. Nisbet, Chairman of Presbytery's Permanent 
Committee on Foreign Missions submitted a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : 



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And they loved not their lives unto 
the death. Rev. 12:11. 

As we have read the stirring accounts of faith, courage, consecra- 
tion to duty even in danger of death of a Paton, a Moffatt, a Mor- 
rison or a Vinson we have been thrilled and thanked God for their 
devotion to an ideal. 

The Mission Field is not always safe when thought of in terms 
of material things, but only in the line of duty can God's servants 
be safe. 

In China today we have 38 adults and 6 children 

.In Korea 4 adults 

In Japan 6 adults 

In the Philippines 6 adults 

In Honolulu 4 adults 

On the way somewhere 2 adults 

60 6 

So there are 60 adults and six children in jeopardy of their lives 
or even worse and need our prayers. 

Their names will t)e found in The Christian Observer of January 
7th, page 10. 

There has been some criticism of our Committee in Nashville for 
not calling all these home when relations became tense. But had tfie 
Committee called them all home and there had been no war the 
criticism would have been much more damning than it now is 

The Committee instead of being criticized is to be commended 
for its consideration of the missionary and the cause to which he 
has dedicated his life. As early as the fall of 1940 every missionary 
was given the privilege of leaving his post at any time he thought 
conditions demanded it. He could seek a safer field near by or return 
to the homeland as he thought best. Those whose furloughs were 
due soon were urged to return home. Those who needed' a change 
also were told to return home. Others were told to use their own 
judgment. Many stayed for a time and carried on till they were con- 
vinced that it was best to leave the field. Others carried on and 
were caught when the doors closed. They were faithful and are 
not to be condemned for taking the risks. 

Yea, "They loved not their lives unto the death." 

God has greatly blessed the work especially in China and the 
Church is growing with a rapidity never seen before in that land 
of conservatism. 

In Brazil and Mexico the work is being pressed most successfully. 
With the closing of doors in the Orient our Committee is trying to 
give more help to the forces in Latin America. 

Africa is still our field of great success. 

January 1. to February 8th is a period set aside by our General 
Assembly for intensive study of our Foreign Mission work. Some 
rallies at strategic points, where a number of groups can conven- 
iently gather have been arranged and Rev. Edgar A. Woods has 
been secured as the key speaker at these rallies. 

But aside from these group gatherings, it is hoped that each 
church will have special prayer and study seasons and during the 



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week ending February 8th, make a special and generous offering to 
the cause. 

Our Committee in Nashville is asking that this reach the sum 
of $175,000.00. 

The regular offerings received for the first eight months of the 
present year show a slight increase over the offerings of the like 
period of last year, amounting to a little more than $2,000.00. 

The study book of the year is FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD 
ORDER. Have you read your copy? Will you not try to have 
every man in your church read this book? 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. NISBET, Chairman. 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

The Stewardship Committee submitted a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

To the One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery : 

Your Committee on Stewardship would submit the following 
report : 

We would remind the Presbytery that the Synod's Benevolent 
asking for Mecklenburg Presbytery of $167,000.00 was adopted at 
the last meeting. Also, that percentages for 1942-43 were adopted 
as follows : 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22% 

Foreign Missions 26 

Orphanage 7 

Assembly's Home Missions 10 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 5 

Schools and Colleges (Inc. U. T. S.) 12 

Synod's Home Missions 5 

Religious Education and Publication 2.25 

Bible Cause 5 

Assembly's Training School 75 

Religious Education in Synod 3.5 

Religious Education in the Presbytery 1 

Executive Secretary's Office 5 

Recommendations: 

(1) That the Benevolent budget be apportioned as follows : 

Albemarle First $2446 Biscoe 108 

Albemarle Second 430 Brainard 109 

Altan 55 Caldwell Mem 9772 

Amity 409 Camden 82 

Badin 323 Cameronian 135 

Banks 244 Candor 135 

Benton Heights 27 Camp Greene 135 

Bethany 27 Central S. Creek 678 

Bethel 275 Charlotte First 40526 

Bethlehem 109 Charlotte Second 42075 

Beulah 68 Commonwealth 108 



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Community 41 

Cooks Mem 408 

Cornelius 96 

Ellerbe 135 

Hamlet 957 

Hopewell 1221 

Huntersville 1221 

Indian Trail 135 

Lee Park 41 

Lilesville 27 

Locust 102 

Macedonia 68 

Mallard Creek 541 

Marks Creek 52 

Marshville 68 

Marston 108 

Matthews 275 

Midland 10 

Monroe 4072 

Morgan's Mem . 24 

Morven 275 

McGee 543 

McLean Mem 27 

Myers Park 23887 

Mt. Carmel 59 

Mt. Gilead 190 

Mulberry 1221 

Newell 135 

Nevin 68 

Norman 27 

N. Charlotte 68 

Norwood 135 

Oakboro 27 

Pageland 27 

Paw Creek 1629 

Peachland 27 

Pee Dee 27 

(2) That if any church feels that its apportionment is too large 
or too small that an appeal for an adjustment may be made in 
writing to the Stewardship Committee not later than April 1, 1942. 

(3) A. That Sunday March 15, 1942 be observed as Every Mem- 
ber Canvass Sunday when an earnest effort shall be put forth to 
secure from each member of the congregation a weekly pledge to 
Benevolences and current expenses according to his ability. We 
note from the Sessional reports that last year the following churches 
did not have an Every Member Canvass: 

Albemarle Second Norman 

Biscoe ' Oakboro 

Candor Peachland 

Cornelius Pee Dee 

Ellerbe (Incomplete) Plaza (Incomplete) 

Macedonia Rehoboth 

Midland / Stanfield 

Morgan's Memorial St. Paul (Incomplete) 

Mt. Carmel Stephenson 

Newell 



Plaza 1075 

Philadelphia 543 

Pineville 408 

Pleasant Hill 323 

Polkton 108 

Providence 815 

Ramah 296 

Rehoboth 41 

Robinson 215 

Roberdell 82 

Rockingham 430 

Rourk 41 

Salem 41 

St. Andrews 679 

Selwyn Avenue 260 

Sharon 1358 

Siler 95 

Six Mile Creek 27 

Stanfield 27 

Steele Creek 8143 

St. Paul 1075 

Stephenson 11 

Sugaw Creek 2715 

Tabernacle 27 

Tenth Avenue 2715 

Thomasboro 272 

Troy 82 

Turners 41 

Unionville 27 

Wadesboro 543 

Walkersville 109 

Waxhaw 272 

West Avenue 1344 

Westminster 6108 

Williams Memorial 950 

Wilmor.e 543 



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B. That Sunday, March 29, 1942 be designated as "Pay-Up Day" 
when all members are urged to complete payment of their budget 
pledges. 

C. That the churches be urged to adhere to the percentages 
adopted by the Presbytery in the distribution of their total ben- 
evolences to the several causes. 

(4) That if any church needs help in promoting Stewardship 
and the Every Member Canvass that speakers will be available by 
applying to the Stewardship Committee, 

(5) That the churches contribute three cents per member for 
the cause of the Assembly's Committee on Evangelism for the year 
1942-43 and that it be paid to the treasurer of benevolences (R. H. 
Stone, Box 2537, Charlotte, N. C.) by July 1, 1942. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. GARTH, Chairman 
R. H. STONE, Secretary. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERY'S RECORDS 

The Committee on the Records of Presbytery submitted 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on the Records of Presbytery would report that 
the Stated Clerk has handed us the typewritten and printed minutes 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery for the- 153rd Stated Session, a called 
meeting held on September 2, 1941, the 154th Stated Session and a 
called meeting held on December 9, 1941. 

The Stated Clerk is to be commended for the neatness of the 
typed copy and composition of the printed matter. The large type 
headings make it easy to find what one wants. 

We recommend that the last copy of the printed minutes be 
adopted as the official record of the Presbytery. 

W. A. BROWN. 
R. H. STONE. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Committee on Resolutions i:ubmitted a report which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

The Committee on Resolutions presents the following recom- 
mendations for action by Presbytery : 

That we, by a rising vote, express to Rev. J. W. Grier our appre- 
ciation of his gratitude for the use of the building, with provision 
for our comfort ; and to our hosts who welcomed us into their homes ; 
and especially to the ladies who gave us so bountifully of things 
good to eat. 

That the pastor of this church be asked to thank the congrega- 
tion in the name of the Presbytery 

JNO. R. ROSEBRO. 
M. B. PRINCE, JR. 



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PLACE OF NEXT MEETING 

The selection of the next place of meeting for Presbytery 
was left in the hands of the Presbyterian Ministers' Asso- 
ciation of Charlotte. 

NOMINATION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, pastor of the Myers Park Presby- 
terian Church was nominated as Moderator of the next 

Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

The minutes of this meeting of Presbytery were read 
and adopted. 

After the passing of a motion to adjourn, Presbytery was 
closed with prayer by Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

D. K. SNYDER, Moderator. 
W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting of Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
March 10, 1942. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met in special session in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 2:00 P. M. 
and was called to order by Rev. C. C. Beam, the last Mod- 
erator present. The opening prayer was offered by Rev, 
C. H. Rowan. 

The following were present and were enrolled: 

Ministers: W. A. Alexander, J. A. Redhead, Jr., W. H. Frazer, 
J S. Sibley, F. R. McAlister, J. G. Garth, C. H. Rowan, D. P. Mc- 
Geachy, Jr., T. B. Anderson, J. R. Rosebro, J. M. Walker, N. R. 
McGeachy, W. A. Brown, J. L. Griggs, R. H. Stone, W. C. Smith, 

A. J. Warner, L. L. Little, C R. Nisbet, J. C. Grier, J. W. Grier, H. 
L. Reaves, W. G. Thomas, R. A. Young, W. I. Howell, Jr., C. N. 
Morrison, E. V. Wiley, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., P. P. Thrower, C. H. Little, 
J. P. H. McNatt, C. M. Boyd, A. A. Walker, W. A. Nicholson, C. C. 
Beam, E. L. Flanagan, S. B. McLean, J. E. Mcjunkin, Jas. A. Jones, 
M. R. Gibson, Holmes Rolston, B. F. Yandell, W. T,. Smith. 

Ruling Elders: W. A. Jamison, West Avenue ; C. A. Bland, 
Wadesboro; M. B. Speir, Charlotte First; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; 

B. J. Shore, Selwyn Avenue; W. W. Glenn, Nevin ; J. M. Russell, 
Newell. 

The following call for this meeting was read and found 
in order: 

Charlotte, N. C, February 26, 1942. 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Mecklenburg 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in special session, Tuesday, 
March 10, 1942 at 2:00 P. M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, N. C., to transact the following business, if the way be clear : 

1. Hear and act upon the request of Rev. W. T. Smith for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself and 
the Badin Church. 

2. Act on the request of Rev. W. H. Eubanks for a certificate 
of transfer to the Presbytery of Harmony. 

3. Act on the request of Synod's Defense Service Committee 
that Presbytery's assigned quota for that cause be apportioned to 
the various churches by the Stewardship Committee. 

4. Hear and act upon the request of Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., 
for the dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between 
himself and the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, N. C, and 
for a certificate of transfer to the Presbytery of St. Johns. 

5. Receive Rev. Robert F. Boyd from Macon Presbytery. 



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6. Receive a report from the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work with reference to calls from churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Robert F. Boyd and Rev. W. T. Smith and complete 
the action of the Commission in those matters requiring it. 

7. Arrange for the installation of Mr. Boyd and Mr. Smith in 
their respective pastorates. 

8. Hear and act on the request of Rev. C. R. Nisbet for the 
dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself and 
the Caldwell Memorial Church. 

9. Transact any business arising out of the above items. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 
D. K. SNYDER, Moderator. 

Rev. Charles R. Nisbet requested the dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship existing- between himself and the 
Caldwell Memorial Church. The church concurred and the 
request was granted, effective March 31, 1942. Dr. Nisbet, 
at his own request, was placed on the Honorably Retired 
list of ministers and was recommended to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund for an appropriate annuity. A special com- 
mittee Avas appointed to draft suitable resolutions of appre- 
ciation for Dr. Nisbet's long and faithful services in the 
Presbytery. The committee is as follows : Rev. W. H. 
Frazer, Rev. C. H. Rowan and Rev. J. W. Grier. 

Rev. W. T. Smith requested the dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Badin 
Church. A delegation from the Badin Church was present 
and, speaking for the congregation, vigorously opposed 
the granting of the request. The request was granted and 
the pastoral relationship dissolved, effective March 31, 
1942. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work sub- 
mitted a report which was admitted to record and is as 
follows : 

Charlottt, N. C, March 10, 1942. 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at First Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, March 10th, 1942: 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work has held one 
meeting since the last regular meeting of Presbytery, 

The Commission at present is composed of Dr.. Wm. H. Frazer, 
Chairman, Dr. Chas. R. Nisbet, Dr. John A. Redhead. Jr.. J. Wm. 
Thompson. Rufus A. Grier and H. J. Spencer, Secretary. 



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Calls have been received from Nev^ell and Nevin Churches for 
the pastoral services of Rev. W. T. Smith of Badin, from St. 
Andrew's Church for Rev. Robert F. Boyd of Perry, Ga., Presbytery 
of Macon ; and from Oakboro and Locust Churches for Mr. Alfred 
Bixler, a Senior in Columbia Sefinary. These calls have been found 
in order and are before you today. 

WM. H. FRAZER, Chairman. 
H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

Calls from the Nevin and Newell Churches for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. W. T. Smith, having been found in 
order by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
were placed in his hands, and he signified his acceptance. 
Arrangements for his installation were deferred until the 
Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 



DISMISSION OF MINISTERS 

Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr., requested Presbytery to dis- 
solve the pastoral relationship existing between himself 
and the Monroe First Church. The church concurred in the 
request which was granted, effective March 16, 1942. Mr. 
McGeachy was given a certificate of dismission to the Pres- 
bytery of St. John's. The Stated Clerk was instructed to 
write a letter to the St. John's Presbytery, commending 
the fine work that Mr. McGeachy has done in our Pres- 
bytery. 

Rev. W. H. Eubank, at his own request, was given a 
certificate of transfer to Harmony Presbytery. 

RECEPTION OF REV. ROBERT F. BOYD 

Rev. Robert F. Boyd presented a Certificate of Presby- 
terial Dismission from Macon Presbytery. The certificate 
was found in order and Presbytery proceeded with the 
usual examinations required by the Book of Church Order. 
These examinations were sustained as satisfactory, and 
Mr. Boyd was enrolled as a member of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery upon signing the obligations required by Presby- 
tery of its ministers. 

A call from St. Andrews Church, having been found in 
order by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
was placed in Mr. Boyd's hands. He signified his acceptance 



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and the following- commission was appointed to install 
him as pastor in the St. Andrews Church: 

Rev. J. G. Garth to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions, Rev. J. L. Griggs to preach the sermon, Rev. J. S. Sibley 
to charge the pastor. Ruling Elder Paul R. Sheahan to charge the 
congregation. Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro as alternate to any minister, and 
Mr. W. E. Price as alternate to Mr. Sheahan. Any two ministers and 
one ruling elder shall constitute a quorum of this commission. The 
installation service is to be held on March 22, 1942 at 8 :00 P. M. 

The Stewardship Committee recommended that an offer- 
ing be taken in the churches of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
on the last Sunday in May for the Synod's Defense Service 
Work. The recommendation was adopted. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted and 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

C. C. BEAM, Moderator. 
W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



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The One Hundred Fifty-Sixth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-sixth Stated Session in the Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church at 10,00 A. M., April 21, 1942, and was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. D. K. Snyder. The meeting 
was opened with prayer by Rev. A. T. Taylor ; after which 
the Moderator preached a sermon on the subject, "The 
Christian's Ideal," from the text, Philippians 1:21. 

The Communion of the Lord's Supper was administered 
by Rev. Hunter B. Blakely and Rev. W. A. Alexander 
assisted by a group of Ruling Elders of the Myers Park 
Church. 

The history of the entertaining church was omitted by 
the consent of the Presbytery. 

,The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier. W. C. McLauchlin. C. H. Little. J. G. Garth. 
J. W. Stork, J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. 
Huneycutt, A. A. Walker, C. C. Beam, S. B. McLean, W. H. John- 
ston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, A. L. McDuffie, C. R. Nisbet, 
J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, W. W. Akers, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., W. A. Nicholson, W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. 
McNatt, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, 
A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, L. T. Gill, W. I. Howell, T. B. Anderson, 
D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, 
T H. Mitchell, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, J. A. 
Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, J. 
R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. 
Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Gary R. Blain, Wm. A. 
Brown, W. A. Alexander, L. L. Little, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, 
Holmes Rolston, Robert F. Boyd. — 63. 

Rulingr Elders: W. H. Thompson, Albemarle Second; John Kuck, 
Amity; K. H. Erb, Badin; George F. Boone, Benton Heights; Boyce 
Knox, Bethel; L D. Crowell, Bethlehem; E. B. Clark, Caldwell 
Memorial; C. H. Trexler, Camden; C. F. McPherson, Camp Greene; 
L. G. Alexander, Central Steele Creek; Addison G. Brenizer, M.D., 
Charlotte First; Jas. T. Porter, Charlotte Second; J. W. Lowry, 
Commonwealth; W. W. McClure, Cook's Memorial; J. H. McRae, 
Ellerbe; J. E. Sowell, Hamlet; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell; J. L. Choate, 
Huntersville ; T. A. BIggers, Indian Trail; Walter Allred, Macedonia; 
J. C. Dean, Marshville ; H. P. Warlick, Matthews ; S. M. Alexander, 
McGee ; F. G. Henderson, Monroe First; G. L. Neil, Mulberry; Paul 
R. Sheahan, Myers Park; W. W. Glenn, Newell; F. A. Wentz, 
Norwood; D. E. Clark, Pageland ; A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek; J. P. 
Flow, Philadelphia ; Roy G. Starnes, Pineville ; G. C. Alexander, 



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Plaza; J. R. Currence, Pleasant Hill; F. B. Kuykendall, Providence; 
Fred W. Alexander, Ramah ; A. M. Stafford, Robinson ; C. F. Neely, 
St. Andrews; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; Z. V. Linker, Selwyn Avenue; 
W. L. Tuttle, Sharon; J. E. McGuirt, Siler; S. L. La Frage, Six 
Mile Creek; Geo. F. Brown, Steele Creek; J. R. Abernethy, Sugaw 
Creek; H. E. Garrison, Tenth Avenue; A. L. Primm, Thomasboro; 
C. W. Safrit, Troy; C A. Bland, Wadesboro; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; 
Peter S. Gilchrist, Westminster; J. L Hutchinson, Williams Mem- 
orial; W. P. Costner, Wilmore. — 53. 

Visitors: The following were introduced to Presbytery and in- 
vited to sit with us as visiting brethren : R. T. Baker, Kings Moun- 
tain Presbytery; Jawells Carr, N. and S. Carolina Presbytery; Dan 
H. Graham, Holston Presbytery; J. H. Macrae, Guerrant Presby- 
tery. — 4. 



ELECTION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, pastor of the Myers Park Church, 
who was nominated at the Winter Session of Presbytery, 
was elected the Moderator for this meeting-. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS 

The Committee on Arrangements submitted a report 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Arrangements submits the copy of the 
docket as a part of its report and requests that it be followed, with 
these exceptions : 

1. That the history of the entertaining church be omitted since the 
history was read recently at a meeting of Presbytery with this 
congregation. 

2. That Presbytery take recess for lunch at 12 :45. 

3. That it reassemble at 2:15 and that the first order be a report 
on the work with the soldiers in the camp areas from the Synod 
of North Carolina. 

4. That a special time be set for 3 :30 to hear the report of the 
ComrAittee on Women's Work. 

5. That Presbytery become a committee of the whole at 4 :30 to 
, survey the Sessional records. 

6. That it reconvene at will. 

7. That it take recess at will. 

8. That it reassemble at 8 o'clock for a special meeting on evan- 
gelism and that it adjourn at will. 

9. That it assemble on the second day at 9 :30 and that it take recess 
at 12 :45 for lunch and adjourn at will. 

JAS. A. JONES, Chairman. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees to serve for this session of the Presbytery: 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. D. K. Snyder, Chairman, Rev. J. M. 
Walker, Rev. Holmes Ralston, Ruling Elder P. S. Gilchrist, Ruling 
Elder J. T. Porter. 

Judicial Committee: Rev. Charles M. Boyd, Chairman, Rev. C. H. 
Rowan, Ruling Elder J. H. McRae, Ruling Elder C. F. McPherson. 

Sessional Records: Rev. A. Julian Warner, Chairman, Rev. Neil 
R. McGeachy, Rev. Paul P. Thrower. 

Minutes of the Synod: Rev. J. W. Grier, Chairman, Rev. W. A. 
Brown, Ruling Elder G. F. Brown. 

Committee on Resolutions: Rev. J. W. Griggs, Chairman, Ruling 
Elder Z. V. Linker. 

COMMUNICATIONS 

, Various communications were read by the Stated Clerk 
and were referred to appropriate committees as follows : 

A communication from President Louis C. LaMotte of 
the Presbyterian Junior College For Men was referred 
to the Committee of Christian Education. 

A communication from President John R. Cunningham 
of Davidson College, "A Report of Davidson College to the 
Controlling Presbyteries," was referred to tiie Committee 
of Christian Education. 

A report "for information" from the General Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Religious Education was referred 
to Presbytery's Committee of Religious Education. 

A letter from Ruling Elder R. A. Dunn of Charlotte 
First Church reported his attendance as a Commissioner 
to the General Assembly of 1941 was received and Dr. Dunn 
was commended for his diligence. 

A communication from a group of petitioners from the 
Amay James Mission Sunday School requesting the organ- 
ization of a church was received and referred to the Home 
Missions Committee. 

The following commissions were appointed to install 
Rev. W. T. Smith as pastor of the Newell and Nevin 
churches : 

Newell — Sunday, May 3, 1942, Rev. W. B. Neill to preside and 
charge the pastor; Rev. R. H. Stone to preach the sermon; and 
Ruling Elder Tom Glasgow to charge the congregation. 

Neyin^Sunday, May 3, 1942, at 4:30 P. M., Rev. M. B. Prince 
to preside and charge the pastor ; Rev. J. L. Griggs to preach the 
sermon; and Ruling Elder Nat C. White to charge the congregation- 



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LICENSURE OF A. L. BIXLER 

Candidate Alfred Lyon Bixler was presented to Pres- 
bytery by Rev. W. H. Johnston, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee of Christian Education, and made application fc^r 
licensure as a probationer for the gospel ministry. The 
candidate's diploma from Davidson" College was accepted 
in lieu of certain examinations as specified in the Book 
of Church Order. A certificate from Columbia Seminary 
to the effe.t that the candidate had done satisfactory 
work and, in the near future, would be granted a diploma 
from that institution was accepted in lieu of examination 
in specified subjects. Other required examinations were 
given before Presbytery and were sustained as satisfactory. 
The written parts of trial, Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular 
Lecture, were sustained as satisfactory. The candidate's 
trial sermon was set for the devotional period on Wed- 
nesday morning and the final steps in his licensure were 
held in abeyance until that time. 

COMMITTEE VACANCY FILLED 

Rev. A. W. Shaw was elected Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Sabbath Observance to fill the vacancy caused by 
the removal of Rev. Wriston Hartsell from our Presbytery. 

TRANSFER OF CANDIDATE 

Candidate Charles R. Bixler was, at his own request, 
granted a certificate of dismissal to Kings Mountain 
Presbytery. 

REPORTS OF INSTALLATION 

Commissions appointed by Presbytery to install ministers 
in their respective pastorates submitted reports which were 
admitted to record and are as follows: 

Rev. Holmes Rolston 

The Commission appointed by the Presbytery to install Rev. 
Holmes Rolston as pastor of the West Avenue Church met at the 
church Sunday, February 15th, at 4:45 P. M. Present, Dr. W. W. 
Akers, Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., Dr. Hunter Blakely, Rev. A. Julian 
Warner, Elder W. A. Jamison. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
Rev. A. Julian Warner w^as elected clerk of the commission. Dr. 
W. W. Akers presided. 

The Installation Service began at 5 :00 P. M. Dr. Hunter Blakely 
preached the sermon from the text Matt. 13 :58 "And Jesus could 



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do no mighty works there because of their unbelief." Subject : "The 
Mighty Works That Never Happened." Following the sermon Dr. 
Akers propounded the constrtutional questions to the pastor-elect 
according to the Book of Church Order, paragraph 140, and to the 
congregation according to paragraph 137. 

Dr. Redhead gave the charge to the new pastor. Rev. A. Julian 
Warner charged the congregation. Dr. Holmes Rolston pronounced 
the benediction. 

The Commission met after the service. The minutes were read 
and adopted. The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. JULIAN WARNER, Clerk. 

Rev. Robert F. Boyd 

The Commission to install the Rev. Robert F. Boyd as pastor 
of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, met at the church at 7 :45 
P. M., March 22, 1942, and was constituted with prayer by the Rev. 
J. G. Garth. Organization was completed with the Rev. J. G. Garth 
as chairman and the Rev. J. L. Griggs as clerk of the Commission. 

The sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. L. Griggs. In response 
to the constitutional questions the pastor-elect and the people gave 
assent to the necessary vows. The chairman declared the pastoral 
relationship duly established "agreeably to the Word of God and 
according to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States." 

A solemn charge was delivered to the pastor by Dr. J. R. Rose- 
bro and a like charge to the congregation by Mr. Paul R. Sheahan. 
The benediction was pronounced by the pastor, the Rev. Robert F. 
Boyd. The congregation extended a cordial reception to their pastor. 

The Commission adopted the minutes and was adjourned with 
prayer by the Rev. J. G. Garth. 

J. L. GRIGGS, Clerk. 

Rev. J. L. Griggs 

The Commission to install Rev. J. L. Griggs as pastor of the 
Thomasboro Church met in the pastor's study at the church at 7 :15 
P. M. on Sunday, February 1, 1942. The Commission was called to 
order by Rev. S. C. Byrd who offered the opening prayer. The or- 
ganization of the Commission was completed with Rev. S. C. Byrd 
of Bethel Presbytery, who was present to participate in this service 
by special invitation of Mecklenburg Presbytery, as chairman and 
Rev. W. H. Johnston as clerk. 

The installation service began at 7 :30 P. M. in the church audi- 
torium with a sermon by Rev. W. H. Johnston from the text Gala- 
tians 6:17. 

The Constitutional questions being answered in the affirmative 
by the pastor-elect and the people, the pastoral relationship was de- 
clared duly established agreeably to the Word of God and according 
to the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, a son of the Thomasboro Church, delivered 
the charge to the new pastor ; and Ruling Elder Paul R. Sheahan 
delivered the charge to the congregation. 



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The benediction was pronounced by Rev. J. L. Griggs after 
which the congregation extended the right hand of Christian fellow- 
ship in cordial welcome to their new pastor. 

The Commission adopted its minutes and was adjourned with 
prayer by Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Clerk. 

NOON RECESS 

After various announcements were made Presbytery 
took recess for lunch. The closing prayer was offered by 
Rev. J. S. Sibley. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. John R. Rosebro. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work sub- 
mitted a report which was admitted to the record and is 
as follows : 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Myers Park 
Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 21st, 1942: 

Since our last report our Commission on The Minister and His 
Work has held five meetings, on March 11th, March 20th, April 
3rd, April 10th, and April 21st. 

In view of some dissension in Commonwealth Church the Com- 
mission has had several meetings with the officers and other members 
of that church. 

Rev. Henry L. Reaves having notified the Commission that he 
had terminated his connection with Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church as Stated Supply, the Commission sent one of its members 
to visit the church and declare the pulpit vacant, and to assure the 
church and congregation that the Commission would give the con- 
gregation all possible help with their work and see that the pulpit 
was supplied each Sunday morning until they were in position to 
secure a pastor. The Commission also voted unanimously to assume 
original jurisdiction of the church for. the time being. 

The pulpit is being supplied regularly and steps will soon be taken 
looking to the settlement of a pastor in this very important work. 

The Commission granted permission to Caldwell Memorial 
Church to secure the services of Dr. Charles R. Nisbet as Stated 
Supply until a new pastor is secured. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chairman. 

H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 



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REPORT ON DEFENSE SERVICE WORK 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones presented a report on the work with 
the soldiers in the camp areas in the Synod of North Car- 
oHna. Rev. W. I. Howell made an informing address on 
this work as carried on at Fort Bragg and other military 
posts in North Carolina. 

Presbytery voted to reconsider an action of the January 
meeting on the Stewardship Committee's report ; and the 
Stewardship Committee was granted permission to revise 
the quotas apportioned to the churches, and to make 
necessary adjustments as to the dates for raising the funds 
for the support of our Soldier-Work Committee. Special 
prayer was offered by Rev. W. T. Smith for God's blessing 
on the Soldier Work. The report was received as informa- 
tion. 

CHURCH NAME CHANGED 

Upon the request of the Polkton Church Presbytery 
granted permission to change its name to the Hawley 
Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

The Committee on Woman's Work submitted a report ; 
and pending its adoption, Mrs. W. E. Mears, President of 
the Presbyterial Auxiliary, was introduced and gave an 
inspiring address on this work. By a rising vote the report 
was received and the recommendations adopted as follows : 

1. That the Presbytery express its appreciation to our women 
for their fine annual report by a rising vote. 

2. That the Moderator extend Presbytery's greetings to the 
Women of Mecklenburg Presbytery at their meeting in Monroe, N. 
C. on May 5th. 

3. That our women be requested to use their influence in deep- 
ening the spiritual life of all the people in our churches. 

4. That the Presbytery now hear from Mrs. W. E. Mears, 
President of the Women of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

J. C. GRIER, Chairman. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LOCATION OF CHURCHES 

The Committee on Location and* Relocation of Churches 
submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 



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In presenting this second report to the Presbytery your Com- 
mittee on the Location and Relocation of Churches would restate 
its conception of its function. We have felt that to suggest intelli- 
gently any program meriting Presbyterial action we should first 
determine the existence of any need for the service suggested by 
our name. In attempting to discern the need your Committee has 
surveyed the fields of opportunity and the Church situation with 
varying degrees of thoroughness. In general it has been discovered 
that the Presbyterian population has in no wise kept pace with the 
growth of the city. The organization of but two new churches 
during a period of twenty years, in which time the population of 
the community doubled, is of itself a token of the decrease of our 
influence and of our efficiency. It is acknowledged that the growth 
of our denomination is numerically inferior to the progress of other 
denominations because of conditions beyond our control. The influx 
of many people in no wise suggests that Presbyterians by the same 
number have become residents of our community. Regrettably the 
reverse is true. Because of an aggressive missionary program in rural, 
suburban and urban areas other denominations have claimed the 
church loyalties and services of the majority of people recently 
established in our community. We rejoice in this good work by our 
sister churches since our zeal is for the Kingdom and not for the 
sect. But we lament our own failure as a follower in the Kingdom. 
We would that all men were of Christ. That it is our hope that 
they may find Him through our denomination work is but to labor 
to become the channel for their spiritual enrichment. In acknowledg- 
ing, as we must acknowledge, the relative decline of our efficiency 
we are in no wise indicating that good has not been done by other 
churches. Rather are we affirming that we have not done our share 
of the good. 

In the face of such a fact your Committee feels disposed to affirm 
again the necessity of continuous and zealous efforts in our program 
of home missions. Within the urban community there will be no 
appreciable increase of our influence for the Kingdom, except as in 
the rural community, from which our population is drawn, our church 
enlarges and expands its work. 

A second type of work in the nature of surveys has been to 
determine with as much care as practicable the status of the churches 
within our own community. It has been found that due to population 
changes some of our present churches have the prospect of a de- 
clining, or certainly of an altered ministry. Churches within our 
city, particularly that in years past have served a peculiar class of 
people, are now confronted with the fact that the neighlborhood of 
their location is so altered as to demand an alteration of method, 
if not of function. Two of these churches particularly are in areas 
of the city that are becoming rapidly Negro sections. Your Commit- 
tee has consulted with these churches concerning the possibility of 
changing the location or of uniting with some other congregations. 
Because of conditions that have prevailed within the congregations 
themselves such a program has not been undertaken. Your Committee 
feels that in each case the decision for consolidation of effort or 
change of location should arise from the congregation and that 
under none but the most extraordinary circumstances an outside 
influence should decide the matter. 

Further, your Committee has discovered that several of the 
sections of our city are unchurched. This of course is a relative term, 



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since the matter of transportation is not as serious as it has been 
in the years past, but in the light of present difficult transportation 
there is at least a temporary deficiency of neighborhood churches. 
In the Club Colony section it has been discovered that there are 
over four hundred homes w^ith a resident population of over fifteen 
hundred. The nearest church of any denomination to this community 
is a mile and a half. We are happy to report that because of the 
efficiency and zeal of the residents of that community a Presbyterian 
Church has been established and is now making good progress. Its 
membership has increased from forty-tvv^o in January to one hundred 
and two as reported to this meeting of the Presbytery. The Church 
School, the adult organizations, the young people' swork are all 
assuming shape and becoming vital. 

In the Chantilly area of our city it was discovered that we 
have a resident population in excess of 2,000, together with a 
Presbyterian population estimated with a fair degree of accuracy of 
500. The nearest Presbyterian Church to this section is a mile 
and a half, and it was indicated in contacts with the homes that 
the residents of the community looked with favor upon the estab- 
lishment of a neighborhood church. 

In this connection your Committee would call the attention of 
the Presbytery to the fact that St. Paul Presbyterian Church is 
anxious to move its location into this area. The St. Paul Presbyterian 
Church was established as a community church. In conference with 
the minister and representative officers from the congregation, your 
Committee learned that the large majority of the members of the 
church and almost all of the officers of the church reside outside 
of the neighborhood of the church itself. This is a condition that 
did not prevail until a few years ago when the Negro population 
began to move toward the city in such a way as to almost surround 
the church at present. Every indication is that within a few years 
the St. Paul Church will be completely segregated from all of its 
members. Therefore, your Committee suggests and recommends 
that the Presbytery look with favor upon the establishment of St. 
Paul Presbyterian Church in another location, preferably in the 
Chantilly section and that the congregation be requested by the 
Presbytery to locate their church as nearly as possible in the center 
of the area expected to be served. 

Your Committee would advise the Presbytery that this action 
has been taken only after consultation with the Plaza Presbyterian 
Church which at present is the church most able to serve that area 
of the city. This is the section of the city which, according to the 
surveys of the city engineers and of corporation engineers trained 
in the matter, will grow most rapidly in the years immediately 
ahead. The congregation of St. Paul Church will be in need of 
financial assistance if their program of relocation is to be adequately 
effected. Your Committee would recommend that the Pres"bytery 
commend this action as claiming the loyalty and the support of the 
churches and of the members within our bounds. 

This report thus far has been in the nature of a narrative. The 
question may be justly asked, what have we done? Beside conducting 
these surveys it has been our. hope to think through the issues in- 
volved in such a large program and to think toward a program of 
city co-operation among Presbyterians. It is the judgment of the 
Committee that before such a work can be as effective as it deserves 



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to be there must be funds available to assist churches in the increased 
expense that always accompanies a change of location. Therefore 
your Committee is just now considering seriously the possibility of 
establishing something in the nature of a Presbyterian League, 
which will provide funds for such a work and will be committed to 
the single purpose of promoting the Kingdom of God through the 
Presbyterian Church within our Presbytery by co-operation and 
a co-ordination of effort. 

Once more it would be stated by the Committee with all earnest- 
ness that the function of the large down-town churches is vital and 
imperative for our ministry. Neighborhood churches have a righ^ul 
place in the ecclesiastical structure, but they are no substitute for 
the necessary services to the larger group of people that reside 
within the city proper. It is admitted that support from these 
churches must come in measure from those whose residences are 
beyond the range of its neighborhood, and in no wise does your 
Committee contemplate any action that would impair the services 
and program of such churches. However, it reiterates its conviction 
that we must serve in the neighborhood if we are going to serve 
our community. 

Once more it is brought to the attention of the Presbytery that 
the Committee regrets that our church has so far been deficient in 
its ministry to a certain class of people. It is true that the neigh- 
borhoods have changed, but people still reside there. We are just 
now trying to consider means whereby our church in the city can 
specifically appeal to a type of people which heretofore we have 
failed to adequately serve. We are not prepared to pass any judg- 
ment, nor to make any recommendation in this area. 

A matter of interest has been brought to the attention of your 
Committee with regard to the question of employing a city extension 
worker, whose duty it would be to find the location suited for the 
establishment of outpost Sunday Schools which would precede the 
establishment of churches. Once the locations are discovered it would 
be the duty of such a worker to maintain personal contact with the 
residents of the area ; to use the Presbytery tent in co-operation 
with the Office of the Executive Secretary in holding Bible Schools 
and meetings as a means of getting a definite work started ; and 
to secure sponsorship for each separate project as soon as possible 
from some active congregation within our city. That the work of 
such extension is needed is evident from the number of areas in 
and around our city which do not have Sunday School facilities and 
which are rapidly becoming neighborhood centers. There are many 
problems connected with this work. Your Committee considers that 
particularly it belongs to the Committee on Home Missions, but it is 
so vitally related to our whole program that it is presented to the 
Presbytery for their considered judgment. This would be a good 
venture for such a Presbyterian League as was suggested by the 
Committee, but the Committee is not now prepared to outline any 
method of effecting the work. 

The report would close with a word concerning our own deficien- 
cies. The work that has been accomplished is due not to the Com- 
mittee but to the action of the congregations involved. We feel, 
however, that we can bring the matter and the need to the attention 
of the Presbytery and of the churches and that we can offer our 
counsel, but final and decisive action must be taken by the church. 



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The time must come when the Presbytery shall put in the hands 
of this or a similar ommittee funds for an undertaking so vital to 
the life of our church. We would recommend that the Committee 
be continued for a period of one year to study the matter further 
and to bring such information as it deems wise to the Presbytery 
for its action. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES A. JONES, Chairman, 
Committee on Location and Relocation of Churches. 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS 

The report of the Committee on Presbytery's Home 
Missions was submitted by the chairman, Rev. C. H. Rowan. 
The report was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Executive Committee of Home Missions respectfully pre- 
sents the following report : 

We would first express our gratitude to God for all the blessings 
He has bestowed upon the work. 

We wish to express appreciation to the workers on the field 
for their faithful and devoted services, to all churches which have 
supported the work, to all the Auxiliaries making special donations^ 
and to the Executive Board of Mecklenburg Presbyterial for recom- 
mending to the Auxiliaries that they remember Presbytery's Home 
Missions in the distribution of funds left over after paying the 
regular budgets. 

We think the following facts in connection with the work wi^^ 
prove interesting to the Presbytery : 

In the Home Mission churches during the past year 133 persons 
were received upon profession of faith, and 98 by letter. 

We have effected two groupings involving one self-supporting 
and three home mission churches. These groups are now self-sup- 
porting, which is saving the Committee $1,500.00 per year. 

Twenty three home mission churches are increasing their pastors' 
salaries for the coming year. 

Forty-four daily vacation Bible Schools have been held during 
the past year. Two of these were for Negroes. One, at the Amay 
James Mission and one at Morven. 

Thirty evangelistic services were held. 

Four conferences on the Lord's Acre Plan were conducted, and 
led by Rev. Dumont Clark. The attendance was 134 ; and as a result 
the Bethlehem and Walkersville Churches are already aggressively 
pursuing this plan. 

The Committee has assisted in repairing one church and one 
manse, and in painting two churches and one manse. The Committee 
has also assisted in building two new churches, these were Common- 
wealth in Charlotte and Benton Heights in Monroe ; the Committee 
contributing $500 on the Commonwealth Church and $1,000 on Benton 
Heights. The Committee also contributed $500 on a new manse at 



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Bethlehem, and our Executive Secretary raised $500 additional from 
outside sources for this project. 

We have invested $75.00 in helping to secure equipment for work 
in visual education. 

A nice new church has been erected at Polkton with the sub- 
stantial help of the Hawley Fund, and assistance by Mr. Henry Belk. 

Two churches — Nevin and Salem — have paid off their church 
debts with the assistance of the Committee. 

A church and manse erection league has been started and on 
April 20th had 209 members, bringing in $1,674.50' per year. We 
confidently hope and expect that this league will continue to grow. 

During the year your Presbyterial Evangelist, Dr. Q. N. Huney- 
cutt, has held eight evangelistic meetings — 31 professions of faith, 
and 15 additions to the Presbyterian Church, also 500 reconsecra- 
tions. Your Evangelist also conducted ten daily vacation bible 
Schools — enrollment 1,304. He also conducted two training schools, 
and taught a course in evangelism at the Presbyterial Young People's 
Conference. He preachedl 69 sermons, and taught 45 Bible classes 
during the year. 

The following Auxiliaries made special contributions in the 
following amounts : 

Philadelphia $10.00 

Huntersville 15.00 

Tenth Avenue 30.00 

Siler 6.00 

Robinson 5.00 

Troy 15.00 

.Steele Creek 50.00 

Wilmore 42.04 

Brainard 4.00 

Indian Trail 5.00 

Westminster 50.00 

Sugaw Creek 75.00 

Paw Creek 10.00 

The Westminster Auxiliary also made an extra contribution of 
$50.00 which was designated for the manse and church erection fund. 
The Myers Park Auxiliary made an extra contribution of $200.00 
to this fund. 

We are very grateful to the Trustees of the S. O. Hawley Fund 
for a second check in the sum of $2,500.00. Last year we received 
from this fund $6,375.00. 

The Committee has instructed us to incorporate in this report a 
policy recently adopted to the effect that the Committee will make 
no appropriations to churches which are in arrears on salaries of 
former pastors. 

The following table of appropriations for the coming year are 
recommended. (See appropriations, following). 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. ROWAN, Chairman. 



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APPROPRIATIONS 

Field Salary M.A.F. Total 

Indian Trail $700 $52.50 $752.50 

Robinson 300 22.50 322.50 

Lee Park 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Morven 840 63.00 903.00 

Locust 1,000 75.00 1 075.00 

Pageland 840 64.50 924.50 

Ellerbe 600 45.00 645.00 

Bethlehem 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Troy 720 54.00 774.00 

Roberdell 800 60.00 860.00 

Walkersville 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Marston 650 48.75 698.75 

Morgan Memorial 900 67.50 967.50 

Marshville 720 54.00 774.00 

Benton Heights 420 31.60 451.60 

North Charlotte 800 60.00 860.00 

Commonwealth 720 54.00 774.00 

Selwyn Avenue 1,000 75.00 1,075.00 

Amay James Mission 300 22.50 322.50 

Six Mile 200 15.00 215.00 

Salary Evangelist 1,980 148.50 2.128.50 

Student Worker Camp Sutton 300 300.00 

Book Fund 100 100.00 



$16,910 $1,238.35 $18,148.35 

REPORT OF R. H. STONE, TREASURER, MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

For the Year Ending April 7, 1942 
Receipts: 

From J. G. Garth, Treasurer $ 7,868.49 

Budget Benevolences 16,136.15 

Woman's Auxiliary of Mecklenburg Pres 131.33 

Dividends — Commercial Nat. Bank 22.00 

McGee and Nevin Churches — refund 50.00 

Presbytery's Committee of Religious Education... 75.00 

Thomas Glasgow — for supply at Nevin 10.00 

Sugaw Creek Auxiliary — use of tent 25.00 

W. E. Price, Treasurer 17.00 

Hawley Fund 2,500.00 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $26,834.97 $26834.97 

Disbursements : 

For Salaries and Supplies $15,079.42 

M. A. F. Dues 907.89 

New Buildings 2,900.00 

Commonwealth Church $500.00 

Camp Greene Manse 900.00 

Benton Heights Church 1,000.00 

Bethlehem Manse 500.00 

Painting and Repair 285.00 



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Printing 8.70 

Piedmont Court Daily Vacation Bible School 75.00 

Building and Loan for Nevin 112.56 

Insurance 21.60 

Loan to Tabernacle Church 166.00 

On Ellerbe Note 166.28 

Salem Church Indebtedness 150.00 

For Movie Projector and Camera — one-half 75.00 

Lord's Acre Meeting Expense 23.00 

Home Mission Conference Expense 30.00 

To adjust at Bank Rev. J. G. Garth's 

Treasurer Account 1.20 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $20,001.65 $20,001.65 

Balance in Commercial Nat. Bank $ 6,833.32 

REPORT OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTEKY'S 

CHURCH AND MANSE BUILDING FUND 

R. H. Stone, Treasurer 

For the Year Ending April 20th, 1942 

Received from Pledges and Gifts $815.83 

Deposited in Commercial National Bank $801.08 

Cash 14.00 

Paid Cash for Sign 75 



$815.83 
(Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt gave the fund $2.00, w^hich he had collected 
in a former year. This was spent for a rubber stamp and for postage 
and is not included in the above.) 
Disbursements: 

Cash Paid for Sign '. .75 

Standard Printing Co .• 7.35 

Envelopes and Cards 33.48 

I. D. Crov^ell, Treas. Bethlehem Manse (Designated) 28.00 

Bill Shaw Co., File 3.00 

Beulah Sunday School Rooms 87.30 



Total Disbursements $159.88 

On deposit 541.95 

Courtesy to Exec. Sec. Account to prevent S. C. at Bank, 
returnable at any time 100.00 



Cash 14.00 



$815.83 
At noon on April 20th there are 209 subscribers totaling $1,674.50 



I have audited the books of Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Sec- 
retary for Mecklenburg Presbytery for the year ending March 31, 
1942, and have found them entirely correct. Mr. Stone's books include 
the following accounts : The Benevolent Fund of the Presbytery, 
the Home Missions Account, the Church and Manse Erection Fund, 
and the Office of the Executive Secretary. 
April 20, 1942. SADIE GRIER GARTH. 



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PRESBYTERIAL CITATION 

The Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to cite Rev. 
H. C. Carmichael and the Bethlehem and Midland Churches 
to appear at the July meeting of the Presbytery to clear 
up the matter of the pastoral relationship between Mr. 
Carmichael and the chur.hes named. 



REPORT ON SYNOD'S MINUTES 

The Committee on Synod's Minutes presented a report' 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

We call Presbytery's attention to these recommendations in the 
printed minutes of Synod : 

1. Page 353, That a Supplementary Offering be taken for Synod's 
Home Missions on the third Sunday in June, 1942, by churches, 
Sunday Schools, Bible Classes and Auxiliaries. 

2. Page 376, That all Presbyteries in the Synod adjust their 
benevolent askings so as to insure our Educational Institutions get- 
ting their allotted percentage of the benevolent funds, 

J. W. GRIER, Chairman. 



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 

At 5:30 P. M. the Presbytery resolved itself into a com- 
mittee of the whole for the examination of the Sessional 
Records. 

At 6:30 P. M. the Committee of the Whole, having com- 
pleted the examination of the Sessional Records, rose for 
the resumption of business as a Presbytery. 



REPORT ON BILLS AND OVERTURES 

Rev. D. K. Snyder, Chairman, reported that there had 
come into their hands two smilar proposed overtures to the 
General Assembly from the Sessions of Caldwell Memorial 
and Myers Park Churches with reference to the title to 
church property in the event of the union of the Presby- 
terian Church in the United States with any other eccle- 
siastical body. The committee re.ommended that the over- 
ture be denied. The report of the committee was adopted. 

After prayer by Rev. B. Frank Yandell Presbytery took 
recess until 8:00 o'clock tonight. 



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EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:00 P. M. The order of the 
day was a popular meeting- in the interest of evangeHsm, 
and the opening part of the meeting was a period of wor- 
ship led by the Moderator. 

REPORT ON EVANGELISM 

Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, Chairman, submitted the report 
of the Committee on Evangelism. Pending action on the 
report, Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Superintendent of Synod's 
Home Missions, spoke on "The Need of Evangelism in the 
Synod of North Carolina." Rev. J. D. Henderson of Enoree 
Presbytery, Synod of South Carolina, spoke on the subject, 
*'How to Meet the Need of Evangelism." 

The report of the committee was adopted and is as 
follows : 

Fathers and Brethren : 

When our Master gathered His disciples for the last meeting 
to give them, and through them, the church, His great commission. 
He "commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, 
but wait for the promise of the Father, which saith, He, ye have 
heard of me." (Acts 1 :4). Following this restraining command, He 
placed upon them, and all who should believ through their, testi- 
mony, the clarion heaven born commission "ye shall be witnesses 
unto me." 

That promise of the Father was realized, the Holy Spirit came 
upon them giving them POWER, and they went everywhere preach- 
ing repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
(Acts 20:21), saying, "Repent therefore and reform your lives so 
that the record of your sins may be cancelled, and that there may 
come seasons of revival from the Lord." (Acts 3:19. — Weymouth). 

Seasons of revival came ; at Pentecost 3000 later 5000 and the 
record declares that there were added to the church daily those 
who were being saved. And all down through the Christian era 
seasons of revival have continued to come following an authoritative 
message. It has pleased God "By the apparent foolishness of the 
message which we preach to save." (I Cor, 1 :21). 

They had no fine buildings ; they had no organized machine ; 
they had no popular movements ; it was a reproach to be a Christian ; 
they had no traditions ; they had none of these things, but THEY 
HAD POWER. Men were convicted of SIN, men were led to re- 
pentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, seasons of revival came. 
They turned the world up-side down. (Acts 17:6). 

Brethren we are falling far short of this Apostolic experience. 
We have our magnifiicent buildings ; we have our all but perfect 
organizations well oiled and running smoothly; we have our leading 
business and professional men ; we were never so rich and influential. 



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BUT WHERE IS OUR POWER? What of our "Evangelistic Cru- 
sade"? The first year it gave promise of accomplishing great things 
and we had the largest number added on profession we had reported 
for years, but for the second year the Assembly's Committee had to 
report "Nearly 9,000 fewer additions on profession of faith in Christ 
than in the year immediately preceding." 

Can it be true as the Chairman of the Assembly's Committee sur- 
mises that there are in our church those who "Do not believe that 
the unchurched people around us are lost and in need of a Saviour; 
they do not believe that apart from Christ there is none other name 
under heaven given among men whereby they must be saved ; they 
do not believe that the Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to 
seek and to save the lost, and that He meant to be taken seriously 
when He said to His disciples, 'As the Father has sent me, even 
so I send you'. Deep down in their hearts they do not believe these 
things though they outwardly affirm them, and therefore they are 
not seeking the lost, they are not interested in EVANGELISM." 

It would be folly for us to say we "are rich and increased in 
goods and have need of nothing" and be ignorant of the fact that 
"we are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 
(Rev. 3:17). The facts when we face them honestly bring to us a 
challenge which we must meet. Meet not in the spirit of defeatism, 
but in faith. 

Did we in our own strength confide, 
Our striving would be losing; 
Were not the right man on our side. 
The man of God's own choosing. 

Dost ask Who that may be? 

Christ Jesus it is He ; 

Lord Sabaoth His name. 

From age to age the sartie, 

AND HE MUST WIN THE BATTLE." ' 

Those who are directing this "Evangelistic Crusade" are not 
seeking to foster on the church a man made movement which will 
last but for a day and then die, but are endeavoring through Prayer, 
study and experience to bring about a condition throughout the 
church which can best be described by the term "Perrennial Re- 
vival." In trying to reach this objective three vital things are being 
emphasized : 

First: PRAYER. When God's people humble themselves and 
pray God promises to hear and heal. Indeed there can be no limit 
placed upon the possibilities of PRAYER in Jesus name. PRAYER 
increasing united, definite. We cannot work up, but we must pray 
down "seasons of revival." The Apostles were in PRAYER when 
the POWER came. Can our weakness in PRAYER account for our 
lack of POWER. 

The SECOND emphasis is being placed on PREACHING. 
Preaching of a very definite and authoritative message. Paul de- 
clared to the Corinthians "I determined not to know anything 
among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified," and the Apostles 
went everywhere preaching repentance towards God and faith in 



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the Lord Jesus Christ, exhorting, "Repent, therefore, and reform 
your lives so that the record on your sins may be cancelled, and 
that there may come seasons of revival from the Lord." (Acts 3:19). 
The preaching insisted upon is that in which the prophet of God 
proclaims the great fundamentals of the GOSPEL. 

PREACHERS ARE NOT MAN PLEASERS BUT PROPHETS 
OF GOD. 

The Third emphasis grows out of the first two : PERSONAL 
WORK. We are told that the unsaved will not come to church. 
"How then shall they call on Him whom they have not believed? 
and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard." 
(Rom. 10 :14). If they must^hear, and if they will not come to us, then 
we must go to them. This means personal approach to the indi- 
vidual even as Jesus approached the woman of Samaria. When the 
proclamation of the Message in public and private is accompanied 
by salesmanship in individual approach by sane, judicious, trained 
followers of the Master, souls will be born into the Kingdom. 

We Recommend: 

1. That Evangelism be pressed in all our churches, following 
the suggestions made by the Assemblv's Committee, PRAYER — 
PREACHING — PERSONAL WORK. 

2. That steps be taken by the Presbytery to deepen the spiritual 
life and conviction especially of our ministers, ruling elders, and 
deacons as those who are to lead the church. 

CHAS. R. NISBET, Chairman. 

After the Benediction by Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, Pres- 
bytery adjourned until 9:30 A. M. Wednesday. 

SECOND DAY 

April 22, 1942 

Presbytery assembled at 9:30 A. M. and the opening 
prayer was ofifered by the Moderator. 

The devotional period was conducted by Rev. Charles R. 
Nisbet. As a part of the service Candidate Alfred L. Bixler 
preached a sermon from the text, Isaiah 32:2, "A Bewild- 
ered World's Need," as a part of his trial for licensure. 
This sermon was approved as a satisfactory part of trial. 
The examination as a whole was sustained as satisfa.tory, 
and the candidate was formally licensed to preach the 
gospel as a probationer for the holy ministry. 

At his own request Licentiate Alfred L. Bixler was 
granted a certificate of dismission to the Presbytery of 
St. Johns. 

The minutes of the first day were read and approved. 



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53 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Rev. A. Julian Warner presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records. The report was adopted and 
is as follows : 

The Standing Committee on Sessional Records reports that the 
following Session Records have been examined and no exceptions 
found in them : 



Bethlehem 

Mars ton 

Huntersville 

Bethel 

Rourk 

Waxhaw 

Marks Cr^ek 

Cameronian 

Pee Dee 

Paw Creek 

First, Charlotte 

St. Paul 

Baden 

Philadelphia 

Selwyn Ave. 

Pineville 

Central Steele Creek 

Pleasant Hill 

Providence 

Cornelius 



Banks 

Ramah 

Steele Creek 

Sharon 

Walkersville 

Community 

Six Mile Creek 

Mulberry 

Troy 

Mt. Carmel 

Salem 

Pageland 

Unionville 

Monroe, First 

Bethany 

Brainard 

Morven 

Plaza 

Wadesboro 

Altan 



Mallard Creek 

Caldwell Memorial 

Westminster 

Hamlet 

Williams Memorial 

Tenth Avenue 

Second, Charlotte 

Sugaw Creek 

Albemarle, First 

Wilmore 

Ellerbe 

Benton Heights 

Roberdell 

Mt. Gilead 

Cooks Memorial 

Amity 

Hopewell 

Myers Park 

Rockingham 

McGee 



The following have exceptions to them : 

Thomasboro: "Purpose of congregational meeting called by 
Session for May 18th, 1941 not stated. 

Matthews: "Statistical Report not included in Session Book." 

Robinson: "No statistical report to Presbytery in minutes." 
"Not all the minutes were approved." 

Indian Trail: "Two meetings with no prayer. May 25th and 
September 11th, 1941. No representatives to Presbytery and Synod. 
No statistical report." 

Marshville: "No quarterly meeting. No statistical report." 

Norwood: "No approval of minutes by Session before presenta- 
tion to Presbytery." 

North Charlotte: "No quarterly meeting. Representatives to 
Presbytery did not report back." 

McLean Memorial: "Minutes written in pencil and not ink as 

required. No report of representatives to Presbytery." 

Newell: "No meeting reported held since December 1941. No 
statistical report recorded." 



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Slier: "No session meetings held during April, May, June and 
July, 1941." 

Biscoe: "No meetings between April 6, 1941, and January 3, 19^2. 

Candor: "No quarterly meeting." 

Beulah: "One meeting in July and one in September not dated." 

Lilesville: "No record of attendance of representatives to church 
courts." 

Camden: "No record of any attendance or non-attendance at 
meetings of church courts." 

West Avenue: "No list of those present at session meeting of 
February 15th, 1942." 

Camp Greene: "Time of meeting of February 25th, 1942 and 
February 8th, 1942 not stated. No statistical report to Presbytery 
in minutes." 

St. Andrews: "No record of Presbytery reports being adopted. 
Minutes of several meetings not read and approved." 

The following churches did not send their session minutes to 
Presbytery : 

Commonwealth Turner's Stephenson 

Morgan's Memorial Polkton Peachland 

Mt. Carmel Norman Oakboro 

Locust Macedonia Midland 

Albemarle, Second Tabernacle Lee Park 

Nevin Stanfield Rehoboth 

We Recommend the Following: 

1. That Presbytery request each session to put the name of the 
church on the outside of the book for the convenience of all con- 
cerned. 

2. That Presbytery authorize the Stated Clerk to purchase a 
rubber stamp suitable to be stamped in each book and only needing 
his signature each time. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. JULIAN WARNER, Chairman. 
PAUL P. THROWER. 

TERMS OF CALLS CHANGED 

The following churches were given permission to change 
the terms of their calls to their pastors: 

The First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle to increase the 
salary from $2,700 to $3,000. 

Robinson Presbyterian Church to increase the salary from 
$900 to $1,200 per year. 

Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church to increase the salary from 
$2,000 to $2,400 per year. 



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MINISTERS TRANSFERRED 

At his own request Rev. Wriston Hartsell was granted a 
Certificate of Presbyterial Dismission to the Presbytery 
of St. Johns. 

At his own request Rev. A. S. Johnson was granted a 
Certificate of Presbyterial Dismission to the Presbytery of 
Central Mississippi. 

COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE CHURCH 

Presbytery's Executive Committee of Home Missions 
was appointed a Commission to organize the Amay James 
Mission Sunday School into a church of this Presbytery, 
if and when the way be .lear. The quorum of this commis- 
sion shall be the regular quorum of theXommittee. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Rev. R. H. Stone presented the report for the Executive 
Office of the Presbytery. The report was adopted and is 
as follows : 

To the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, in its One Hundred and 
Fifty-Sixth Stated Session — Brethren: 

In making the first annual report as Executive Secretary I want 
to say that I am grateful to God and to you for the privilege of 
serving in this capacity. The ministers and their people have been 
most co-operative, gracious and helpful. It has been a year of 
learning and of doing and a period of activity. 

There is an advantage in being a pioneer in this office. There 
is also the disadvantage of not having had a predecessor whose work 
had been acceptable and the foundations laid broad and deep in 
forms approved by you. Then, too, there is no norm for a report 
to be made to the body to whom I am responsible. 

Your. Presbytery has an office at 116 West Third Street — in 
Room 103, Kinney Building. We are very fortunate in having for 
the office secretary Miss Wyndolyn McNeely. She is greatly inter- 
ested in the work and is gracious to all who come to the office. She 
has gotten out thousands of pieces of mail. 

Perhaps an account of my stewardship of time would not be 
out of order. During the first year I preached 113 times, projected 
moving pictures 55 times and made 20 other addresses. I haye met 
with a number of sessions and congregations and other groups to 
confer about Kingdom matters. It was a privilege to teach a course 
in Home Missions at the Senior Conference at Cheraw as well as 
to attend the Leadership Training School at Montreat, the Rural 
Church Institute at Maxton and the Institute for Town and Country 



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Ministers at Union Theological Seminary. Also, your office promoted 
four Lord's Acre rallies, which were conducted by Rev. Dumont 
Clarke. 

The functions of the office are related to some of your com- 
mittes. In each of those I have done their bidding to the best of 
my ability. 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee 

I have attended all but one of the meetings of the Presbytery's 
Executive Committee on Home Missions. As far as possible I have 
carried out their wishes. Some of the work of the office is included 
in the report of that committee. 

It is my conviction that there is an arousing Home Mission 
interest. The Home Mission income is larger this year. In many 
churches moving pictures have been shown of the work. 

Miss McNeely superintends a Sunday School each Sunday after- 
noon in Piedmont Court. It is growing in interest and attendance. A 
prayer meeting is held on Thursday nights by ministers and laymen. 
We are on the alert for new opportunities for outposts. 

Committee on Religious Education In the Presbytery 

It has been my privilege to meet with the Committee on Religious 
Education and to carry out their desires such as were committed 
to the office. During the year three Institutes for Daily Vacation 
Bible School workers were held, were well attended and proved 
helpful. Three more are being planned for this year. A part of the 
record breaking number of Vacation Bible Schools held in the Pres- 
bytery — putting us ahead of any of the Presbyteries in the Assembly 
— should be credited to the co-operation of the office. 

Your office also helped to prepare the program and promote 
the Religious Education Conference recently held in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. 

Stewardship 

One of the first things your Presbytery's office did in this field 
was to insist that the local treasurers remit to the benevolent causes 
each month. There was an encouraging response. A number of church 
and auxiliary treasurers who were not remitting with that fre- 
quency are now upon our honor roll. 

This statement from Mr. Ernest Milton, Treasurer of the Pres- 
byterian Orphans' Home, may be indicative that your office has 
been a stimulus to giving — "Mecklenburg had a grand total that 
is $1,012.97 greater than the sum given for our support fund in 
1940-41. When I acknowledge your next check I'll give you some 
comparative data on reports from church budgets and auxiliaries, 
which I believe will be considerably increased in number. I made 
all the recordings in April and noticed reports from some that 
had not remitted through their budgets for a good many years." 

It has been the privilege to do the work of the committee in 
figuring apportionments and passing them on to the churches. 

Treasurer of Benevolences 

As Treasurer of Benevolences a sum in excess of $46,000.00 has 
been handled. Each month a check in full has been sent to each 



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of the thirteen causes. Attached to this report is the financial report 
which has been properly audited. 

The MecklenburiT Presbyterian 

Your office, upon the a9vice of the Advisory Committee, pub- 
lishes a four, page, quarterly paper devoted to the interests of Home 
Missions, Evangelism, Religious Education and Stewardship. The 
Motto on the letterhead is "Promoting Kingdom Interests in Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery." The goal is to get this in every Presbyterian 
home or office within the Presbytery. In this several of the ministers 
and the auxiliaries have co-operated in getting this dorte within 
their congregations. There is a great need that others enlist their 
congregations to subscribe. 

Mecklenburgr Presbytery^s Church and Manse Building Fund 

Your office has done much of the work for the child of the 
Home Mission Committee — Mecklenburg Presbytery's Church and 
Manse Building Fund. At the close of business last night 210 people 
had pledged or given $1,677.50 for the year. Our immediate goal is 
to get 1,000 people to give from one to twenty-five dollars to each 
of three calls per year. There are great possibilities in this. Your 
prayers and zeal are necessary. 

Publicity 

One of the great factors in promotional work is the right kind 
of publicity. Your office is in close touch with key reporters of the 
daily papers of Charlotte. A Presbyterian Bureau of Publicity is 
conducted for the county papers within the Presbytery. A number 
of them send us their publications and we know that the news is 
printed. 

The Home Mission Committee and the Religious Education 
Committee have made it possible for the Presbytery to possess a 
good moving picture camera and a 16 m.m. projector. A number 
of films have been taken and there is an interest wherever shown. 

There have been other services that your office was allowed to 
render to individuals and to organizations. 

It is the desire of your servant to have your office do the things 
you want done and to render the highest possible service. To this 
end your suggestions are coveted. , 

Your Advisory Committee, whose Chairman is Dr. John A. Red- 
head, Jr., has been sympathetic and helpful. Their guidance and 
suggestions are appreciated. 

Inasmuch as your office is established to further the work of the 
Kingdom your secretary asks that you as individuals remember 
him and the work committed to the office at the Throne of Grace 
in your daily prayers. 

Again thanking you for the privilege of being a co-worker with 
you, this report is respectfully submitted. 

R. H. STONE, Executive Secretary. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

For the Year Ending April 17, 1942 
Receipts: 

From: 

Mecklenburg Presbytery's Committee of Rel. Education. ...$1,200.00 

Mecklenburg Presbytery's Benevolent Account 3,922.60 

G. D. Aitken, Treasurer (postage refund) 10.50 

G. D. Aitken, Treasurer (movie projector) 75.00 

Curry B. Hearn, Treasurer (refund) 10.00 

Young People's Conf. (films and mimeo. supplies) 41.61 

Mrs. W. H. Suttenfield (for Piedmont Court) 40.00 

Mecklenburg Presbyterian (on loans) 106.25 

Steele Creek (hononarium) 54.00 

Credit Bureau, Inc. (float) 50.00 

Thomasboro Presbyterian Church (refund) 3.23 

Marts and Lundy 3.10 

Charlotte First Church (honorarium) 5.00 

EUerbe Presbyterian Church (honorarium) 15.40 

Registration Fees of Young People 12.00 

Mecklenburg Pres. Church & Manse Bldg. Fund (postage) 26.48 

Church & Manse Bldg. Fund (loan to prevent S. C.) 100.00 

Piedmont Court S. S. Treasurer 13.21 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $5,688.38 

Disbursements: 
To: 

R. H. Stone (salary and car allowance) $3,100.00 

Wm. H. Hopper,, Treasurer (M. A. F. dues) 146.28 

Miss Wyndolyn McNeely 912.50 

Rent 165.00 

Loan to Mecklenburg Presbytery 246.88 

Float 50.00 

Keely A. Grice, P. M 169.31 

Presbyterian Committee of Publication (Piedmont Court).... 13.21 

Chairs, Bibles and Bell (Piedmont Court) 40.00 

Harry K. Lucas — Mimeograph 125.00 

Registration Fees (Memphis convention) 1 12.00 

E. B. Dudley (one-half of movie projector and camera) 75.00 

Mrs. W. B. McClintock, Treasurer. 10.00 

Kale-Law^ing, et al, for office furniture 88.54 

Gray & Creech — mimeo. paper, supplies, etc 101.49 

Stewardship Committee Expense 1.05 

Martin Transfer — moving tent and office 14.00 

Advisory Committee Expense 2.57 

Standard Printing Co 36.63 

W. I. Van Ness & Co.— films, etc 59.68 

Southern Bell Telephone Co 102.76 

Other, office expense and cost of promotional work 110.84 

Service Charges 4.87 

Balance in Commercial National Bank * 100.67 



$5,688.38 



* Of this balance $100.00 belongs to the Church and Manse 
Fund and is deposited only to stop bank service charges. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 59 

TREASURER'S REPORT ON BENEVOLENCES 
Financial Report of R. H. Stone, Treasurer of Benevolences, 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery for Year Ending M.arch 31, 1942. 

Cause Receipts Disburst. 

Foreign Missions $9,264.54 $9,264.54 

Assembly's Home Missions 3,504.90 3,504.90 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 2,070,42 2,070.42 

Religious Education and Publication 871.44 871.44 

American Bible Society 190.64 190.64 

Assembly's Training School 319.18 319.18 

Presbytery's Orphans' Home 2,696.86 2,696.86 

Synod's Home Missions 1,699.72 1,699.72 

Educational Inst, (including U.T.S.) 3,953.36 3,953.36 

Religious Education in Synod 1,181.57 1,181.57 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16,136.15 16,136.15 

Presbytery's Office 3,922.60 3,922.60 

Religious Education in Presbytery 360.54 360.54 

College Gift Fund 1.00 1.00 

Presbyterian Junior College 1.00 1.00 

Assembly's Committee on Evangelism 68.46 68.46 

North Carolina Soldier Defense 47.26 47.26 

Presbyterial Tax (to Rev. W. H. Johnston) 22.60 22.60 

$46,312.24 $46,312.24 

I have audited the« books of Rev. R. H. Stone, Executive Secre- 
tary for Mecklenburg Presbytery for the year ending March 31, 
1942, and have found the mentirely correct. Mr. Stone's books include 
the following accounts : The Benevolent Fund of the Presbytery, the 
Home Missions Account, the Church and Manse Eredtion Fund, and 
the Office of the Executive Secretary. 

April 20, 1942. SADIE GRIER GARTH. 



NOMINATION OF MODERATOR 

Rev. A. L. McDufifie was nominated for Moderator of the 
July Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Presbytery's Committee of Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief offered the following resolutions which 
were adopted: 

1. That all the beneficiaries now on the Presbytery's roll of 
Ministerial Relief be recommended for the same amounts that they 
have received during the past year. 

2. That Presbytery, when it adjourns this stated session, adjourn 
to meet in the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte on Thursday, 
May 14, 1942, at 2:30 P. M. for the licensure of a candidate. 



60 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 

The Standing Committee on Resolutions presented a 
report which was adopted by a rising vote and is as 
follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery wishes to express its gratitude to the 
congregation, officers and pastor of the Myers Park Presbyterian 
Church who have in a generous way provided for our needs, and 
who have made our visit here a pleasant one. 

We wish to especially thank the ladies of the congregation for 
their bountiful provision of food for, our temporal needs, and we 
request the pastor, Dr. J. A. Jones, to convey our thanks to his 
congregation for everything done in the interest of this meeting. 

We recommend the adoption of this report by a standing vote 
of the Presbytery. 

J. L. GRIGGS, Chairman. 
Z. V. LINKER. 



APPROPRIATION TO COMMITTEE ON LOCATION 
LOCATION OF CHURCHES 

Presbytery appropriated the sum of one hundred dollars 
for the use of the Committee on Location and Relocation 
of Churches. 



STATISTICAL REPORT 

The statistical report of Presbytery was adopted and 
the Stated Clerk was instructed to transmit the same to 
the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. (See Statistical 
sheet). 

ADOPTION OF MINUTES 

The minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT 

After prayer and the Benediction by the Moderator, 
Presbytery adjourned to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte, N. C, on Thursday, May 14, 1942, at 
2:30 P.M. 

JAS. A. JONES, Moderator. 

W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



Adjourned Meeting of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
May 14, 1942. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met according to adjournment 
in the First Presbyterian Chur.h, Charlotte, N. C, on Thurs- 
day, May 14, 1942, at 2 :30 P. M. The meeting was called 
to order by the Moderator Rev. Jas. A. Jones, and the 
opening prayer was offered by Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

The following members of the court were present and 
were enrolled : 

Ministers: J. G. Garth, W. H. Johnston, J. S. Sibley, Jas. A. 
Jones, C. H. Rowan, W. A. Alexander, J. L. Griggs, M. R. Gibson, 
J. Walton Stewart, C. M. Boyd, R. A. Young, R. H. Stone, B. F. 
Yandell, W. G. Thomas, C. N. Morrison, A. Julian Warner, J. E. 
Mcjunkin, W. A. Nicholson, E. V. Wiley, C. C. Beam, W. C Smith, 
Holmes Rolston, T. F. Huneycutt, H. B. Blakely. 

Ruling Elders: Peter S. Gilchrist, Westminster; H. C. Alexander, 
Charlotte First; J. T. Porter, Charlotte Second; V. F. Alexander, 
West Avenue; J. K. McLaughlin, Mallard Creek; E. V. Kerns, 
Hopewell. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S TREASURER 

Rev. W. H. Johnston, Treasurer of Presbytery's Tax 
Fund submitted a report which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

REPORT OF TREASURER FOR PRESBYTERY'S 
TAX FUND: 1941-1942 
Receipts: 

Brought Forward from Last Year $ 165.95 

Received from Churches 2,969.07 

Total Receipts $3,135.02 

Disbursements : 

Wm. H. Hopper, Treas., M. A. F. Dues $ 22.56 

J. G. Garth, Salary Benevolent Treasurer 100.00 

W. H. Johnston, Salary S. C. Dec. 1. 1940 to March 31, 1942... 400.00 

J. W. Stork, Clerk's Salary 40.00 

W. A. Nicholson, Clerk's Salary 15.00 

Standard Printing Co., Minutes, Dockets, etc 337.10 

E. C. Scott, Treas., Dues to General Assembly 1,403.70 

C. M. Gibbs, Treas., Dues to Synod 324.68 

Presbyterian Com. of Pub., Blank Forms 36.28 



62 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Statistical Tables 10.00 

Postage 37.35 

Office Supplies, Envelopes, Stationery, etc 27.78 

Dockets (mimeographed) 15.00 

Bank Service Charge 1.00 

Total Disbursements $2,770.45 

Balance in Union National Bank, March 31, 1942 364.57 

$3,135.02 

I have audited the books of Rev. W. H. Johnston, treasurer of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery, for the year ending March 31, 1942, and 
have found them correct in every item, and in perfect agreement 
with the statement of the Union National Bank, where the account 
is handled. Also, I find them very neatly kept. 

May 13, 1942. - SADIE GRIER GARTH. 

Charlotte, N. C. 



LICENSURE OF CANDIDATE 

The Committee of Christian Education presented Can- 
didate Chalmers Hatch for licensure. The written parts of 
trial, Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture were accepted 
as satisfactory on the recommendation of Rev. C. H. Rowan, 
chairman of the committee on that examination. Diplomas 
from Wheaton College and Dallas Theological Seminary 
were accepted in lieu of certain examinations spe.ified in 
the Book of Order. The other required examinations were 
given before Presbytery and were sustained as satisfactory 
parts of trial for licensure. The candidate preached a ser- 
mon from the text, John 1 :29, on the subject, "The Sac- 
rificial Lamb, or The Person and Work of Christ." The 
sermon was sustained as satisfactory, and Candidate 
Chalmers Hatch was then licensed to preach the Gospel as 
a probationer for the ministry. Mr. Hatch was granted ^ 
certificate of transfer to the Presbytery of Fort Worth. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted. 

After prayer by Rev. C. N. Morrison Presbytery ad- 
journed to meet in the Paw Creek Presbyterian Church on 
July 21, 1942. 

JAS. A. JONES, Moderator. 

W. A. NICHOLSON, Permanent Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1942. 



.u LICENTIATES 
NUMBER OF 
CANDIDATES 



W.W.Akere.H.R.. 

T. B. Alexander 

W.A. Alexander.?.. 
T. B. Ajideison, P... 



H.B.BIakcly. Pres..-, 

C.M.Boyd, P 

Robt. F. Boyd. P 

R.H.M. Brown, Inf.. 

Wm. A. Brown, P 

W.R.Buhler.P 



R.S.Burwell,H.R.... 

H. C. Carmichaol 

W. B. 8. Chandler, Inf. . 

W. C.Copeland 

E. L. Flanagan 

W. C. C. Foster, Inf . . . . 

A. H. Fraser, H. R 

W.H.Fraier 



J. L. GrigRs, P 

P. H. Gwynn. Prof 

Ben T. Harrop, Chap 

WristOD Hartsell, In trans. . 

W. I. Howell, Jr.. P 

Q. N.Huneycutl, P. Ev ..- 
T. F. Huoeyeutt. P 

A. S. Johnson, In trans 

W.H.Johnston. P. 4 S.C. 

Jaa. A. Jones, P 

A. H. Key, P 

" P 

C.H.Little.P 

L. L. Little. F. M 

F. R. McAlister, P 

A. L. McDuffic, P 

P 

P 

N.R. McGeuchy.P 

J. C.McGehce 

R. J. Mcllwaine, H. R 

J. E. McJunkin. P 

W. C.McLuuchlin, F. M... 

S. B. McLean, P 

J. P. H, McNatt, P 

P 

P 

T. H. Mitchell 

J. W. Moore, H. R 

C.N. Morrison, P.. 

W.B.Neill,P 

J. C. Neville, Chap 

W.A. Nicholson 

C. R. Nisbet, H. R 

J. S. .'^isbet. F. M 

M. E. I'eabodv, " 



M.I 



c. Jr.. P. . 



L. H. ' 

H. L. Reaves, CM 

J. A. Redhead. Jr.. P.. , 

A.L.Roberta 

Holmes Ralston, P 

JohnR. Roscbro. H. R,. 
C, H.Rowan, P 

P 

J. L, Russell, P 

P 

M.E. Sentelle, P^or...- 
A.W.Shaw, P 

J. S. Sibley. H. R 



G. P. Stevens, F.M.. 

J. Walton Stewart, P.. 
R. H. Stone, Exec. Sec 
J. W. Stork, P 



W.C. Underwood, Inf 
A. A. Walker. P , , 
J. M. Walker. P . . . . 
A.J. Warner, P 



POSTOFFICES 



. Gastonia, N. C. .. 
. Washington, D. C, 
. Charlotte, N.C. 
. Monroe, N. C... 
. UnionTille. N. C 

. Charlotte, N. 

Ellerbe.N.C 

. Ellerbe.N.C 

. Norman, N.C 

. Charlotte, N. C 

. Charlotte. N. C 

. Charlotte, N. C 

. Charlotte, N. C 

. Charlotte, N. C 

. IndianTrail, N. C... 
. Waihaw, N. C, R. 1 
. Monroe, N.C, R. 6. 

. Davidson, N.C 

. Huntersville, N. 0. . . 

. Mayesville, S. C 

Davidson, N. C 
. Dandson, N. C 
. Newell, N. C. - . 
. Charlotte, N. C 
. Charlotte, N. C 

,. Piaeville, N. e 

, . Waihaw, N. C, R. 2 

,. Osceola, S.C 

Charlotte, N. 

. MarBhville, N. C... 

Peacbland, N. C 

. Polkton,N.C 

. Pageland. S. C 

. Monroe, N.C 

Matahviiie, N. C... 
,. Charlotte, N.C... 
, . Huntersville, N.C, 
.. Huntersville, N. C, 
. , Charlotte, N. C 

. Davidson, N. C 

, . CampJoeT.Robinson.Ark. 

Milton, Fla.,R. 4. 

Hamlet, N. C . . 

Indian Trail, N.C. 

, . StanGeld.N. C... 

, Cleveland, Tenn... 

. . Charlotte,N. C... 

.. Charlotte, N.C- 

. . Indian Trail, N. C 

. . Marshville, N. C 

.. Charlotte, N. C 

.. Charlotte, N. C 

. . Matthews. N.C 

.. Candor, N.C 

. . Candor, N.C 

, . Biscoe, N. C 

.. Charlotte, N. C 

.. Charlotte C H., Va.- 

., Monroe.N.C 

.. Huntersville, N. C. R. 

.. Richmond, Va 

., Charlotte, N.C. 

.. Morven, N. C 

. . Wadesboro, N. C , 
,. Lilesville, N. C . - . 

.. Monroe. N.C 

.. Safety Harbor, Fla, 
. . Charlotte, N. C 
Charlotte, N. C 
.. Langley Field. Va, 
, Charlotte. N.C. 
.. Charlotte, N.C. 
,. Albem:irle,N. C 
Columbia. S.C... 
. . Charlotte, N. C 

Charlotte, N.C 
.. Charlotte, N.C- - 
., Charlotte, N. C , 
Charlotte, N. C . 
... Charlotte, N.C. 
, . Charlotte, N. C . . 
, . . Paw Creek, N. C 
... Charlotte, N.C, R. 9..., 

. , . Cornelius, N.C 

... Davidson, N. C, R. 1..., 

... Davidson, N.C 

... Troy. N.C 

... Charlotte, N. C 

... Monroe, N.C 

... Monroe, N.C, R. 4 

.. . Monroe, N. C, R. 4 

... NeweU,N. C 

... Charlotte. N.C, R. 7.... 

... Roberdell, N. C 

... Rockingham. N. C 

.. E. Rockingham. N.C... 

.. Rockinsbam. N. C 

. . . Ycncheng, Eu., China. . . 

.. Charlotte, N. C 

... Charlotte. N. C 

... Mt.Gilead,N. C 

, . Norwood, N. C 

. MtGilead. N.C, R. 1. , 

... Marston. N. C 

.. Hamlet, N.C 

. . Ellerbe.N.C 

Rockinghani, N. C, R. 3 

Wadesboro. N. C ,. . 
. , Charlotte. N. C 

Charlotte. N. C 

ICharlotle. N. C . . . 
,, Rorkingham, N. C 

Charlotte, N. C 

Charlotte, N. C 

.\ibe marie, N. C 

, ., Albemarle, N.C 

,.,, Waihaw, N.C, 

Matthews, N. C 
. . . Charlotte. N. C 
. . . Charlotte, N. C 
. . . Charlotte. N. C 

Badin, N.C, 
B7 Charlotte, N. C 

Charlotte. N. C 

Stanfield, N. C, R. 2 

Matthews. N.C 

Midland. N.C 

Monroe,N.C 

Oakboro. N.C 

Waxhaw, N. C 

Charlotte, N. C 

StanHeld, N. C 

Monroe, N.CH. 5. 

Waihaw, N.C. R. 2, 

Miami, Fla 

.... Newell, N.C 




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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 




157th Stated Session- 
Paw Creek Church — July 14, 1942 

Called Meeting 
Queens College — September 9, 1942 

158th Stated Session 
Mallard Creek Church — October 20, 1942 

* • • * 

^ Next Stated Session 

Plaza Church — January 19, 1943 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 

Popular Meetings- on Religious 
Education 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convene at 10:00 A. M. 
on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY 

Rev. A. L. McDuffie, Moderator, Summer Meeting 
Mr. W. Reid Garrison, Moderator, Fall Meeting 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk (1943) 
Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Permanent Clerk (1943) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk (1943) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1944) 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944) 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Clerk 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 

Davidson — Elected for F6ur Years : 

1944— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

19,46— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 
T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1943 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Mr. James J. Harris, Charlotte; 

Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte; Mr. Ivey W. Stewart, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Charlotte; Mr. 

Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte ; Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Hunter Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1943— Mr. T. R. Stewart, Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 
1945— Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1943— Rev. W. H. Frazer, Mr. J. W. Thomson, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. C. H. Rowan, Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier, Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. C. D. Whiteley, 
Mr. W. Reid Garrison, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. R. E. Watts, 
Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro ; Mr. Morgan B. Speir, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. Robert Turner, 
Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1943.— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Rev. A. Julian Warner,. Mr. H. J. Allison, 
Charlotte; Mr. Hunter Marshall, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. W. G. Thomas, Mr. Thomas Gra- 
ham, Charlotte; Mr. R. L. Price, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. C. N. Morrison, Dr. E. H. Hand, 
Pineville; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory Comniittee to the General Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Mr. W. E. Price, 

Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. M. B. Prince. Jr. 



Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. John R. Rosebro. 

1943— Rev. H. L. Reaves, Dr. E. H. Hand, Pineville. 

1944— Rev. A. T. Taylor, Mr. E. M. Neel, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. John R. Rosebro, Mr. W. D. Loy. Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon, Charlotte. 
1945— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. R. F. Boyd. 

1943— Rev. A. J. Warner, Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. W. B. Neill, Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhaw. 

1945— Rev. R. E. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1. Charlotte. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1943— Rev. J. W. Stork, Mr. Edward G. Hayes, Rt. 5, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. E. R. McAlister, Mr. James W. Armstrong, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

1943— Rev. John A. .Redhead, Jr., Mr. J. E. McLauchlin. Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev. A. J. Warner, Mr. AlcAlister Carson, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Mr. George E. Wilson, Charlotte. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1943— Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin, Mr. Paul R. Sheahan, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. H. B. Blakely, Mr. N. C. White, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. W. H. Frazer, Mr. Thos. M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1943, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 1944, Rev. W. R. 
Buhler; 1945, Rev. M. R. Gibson.' 

3. Languages— 1943, Rev. J. A. Redhead; 1944, Rev. J. L. Russell; 1945, 
Rev. A. J. Warner. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1943, Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; 1944, Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn; 1945, Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1943, Rev. C. R. Nisbet; 1944, Rev. 
J. S. Nisbet; 1945, Rev. R. E. Watts. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric — 1943, Rev. W. G. Thomas ; 

1944, Rev. Jas. A. Jones; 1945, Rev. J. W. Stork. 

7. Church History— 1943, Rev. J. G. Garth; 1944, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 

1945, Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

8. Theology— 1943, Rev. W. H. Frazer, Rev. Gary R. Blain ; 1944, Rev. 
Chas. M. Boyd, Rev. J. L. Griggs ; 1945, Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, 
Rev. R. A. Young. 

9. Church Government and Sacraments — 1943, Rev. W. T. Smith, Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt; 1944, Rev. W. A. Brown, Rev. F. C. Debele ; 1945, 
Rev. R. F. Boyd, Rev. W. B. Neill. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — 1943, Rev. J. S. Nisbet; 1944, 
Rev. R. H. Stone ; 1945, Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Geo. P. Stevens. 

1943— Rev. Geo. P. Stevens, Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. B. F. Yandell, Dr. Oren Moore. 

1945— Rev. D. K. Snyder, Mr. A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1943— Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. H. J. 
Spencer, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. C. H. Rowan; Rev. R. H. Stone, Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. W. A. Alexander, Rev. J. W. Stewart, Mr. W. B. Bradford, 
Charlotte, 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1943— Rev. A. H. Key, Mr. Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. J. C. Grier, Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 
1945— Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Mr. J. C. Crowell, Charlotte. 



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Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

1943 — Rev. Dana Waters, Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev. A. W. Shaw, Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. A. T. Taylor, Mr. R. L. Willis, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. J. G. Garth. 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. S. B. McLean. \ ^ 
1944 — Rev. H. L. Reaves, Dr. Thos. D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 
1945— Mr. Herbert C. Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

Synods Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

1943— Rev. C. H. Little, Mr. W. R. Sadler, Paw Creek. 

1944— Rev. A. A. Walker, Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. W. G. Thomas, Mr. John A. Kirk, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 

Woman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier, Mr. W. A. Jamison, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Mr. Robert S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
Christian Education Movement: 

Chairman — Mr. McAlister Carson. ' 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. R. E. Watts, Mr. 
McAlister Carson, Charlotte ; Dr. Hamilton McKay, Charlotte. 

Defense Service Council: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Robert Turner; Rev. C. H. Rowan, Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. A. J. 
Warner, Rev. R. A. Young, Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte; Mr. E. E. 
Jones, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. J. W. Moore, D.D. 

2. M. E. Sentelle, D.D. 

3. G. P. Stevens 

4. J. W. Grier ' 

5. R. J. Mcllwaine 

6. W. C. McLauchlin, D.D. 

7. C. H. Little 

8. R. S. Burwell, D.D. 

9. J. G. Garth 

10. J. W. Stork, D.D. 

11. R. H. M. Brown 

12. J. M. Walker, D.D. 

13. W. C. Underwood 

14. L. H. Query 

15. W. H. Frazer, D.D. 

16. O. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. 

17. T. F. Huneycutt 

18. M. E. Peabody 

19. W. B. S. Chandler 

20. A. A. Walker, D.D. 

21. C. C. Beam 

22. S. B. McLean 

23. W. H. Johnston , 

24. J. C McGehee 

25. C. H. Rowan 

26. B. F. Yandell 

27. A. L. McDu^e 

28. Charles R. Nisbet, D.D. 

29. W. C. Copeland 

30. J. C. Grier 

31. W. G. Thomas 

32. T. R. Alexander 

33. A. T. Taylor 

34. W. W. Akers, D.D. 

35. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

36. H. C. Carmichael 

37. W. A. Nicholson 

38. W. B. Neill 

39. A. H. Eraser . 

40. M. R. Gibson 

41. J. P. H. McNatt 

42. C. D. Whiteley, D.D. 

43. R. A. Youn^, D.D. 

44. Chas. M. Boyd, D.D. 

45. Julian S. Sibley, D.D. 



46. A. H. Key 

47. E. V. Wiley 

48. Leonard T. Gill 

49. Alfred L. Roberts 

50. W. L Howell, Jr. 
5L Theo. B. Anderson 

52. D. K. Snyder 

53. John A. Redhead, Jr., D.D. 

54. W. C. C. Foster 

55. W. C. Smith 

56. J. C. Neville 

57. Ben T. Harrop 

58. J. E. Mcjunkin 

59. Thomas H. Mitchell 

60. C. N. Morrison 

61. W. T. Smith 

62. Hunter B. Blakely, D.D. 

63. Jas, A. Jones, D.D. 

64. H. L. Reaves 

65. A. Julian Warner 

66. J. S. Nisbet, D.D. 

67. J. L. Russell 

68. W. R. Buhler 

69. Jno. R. Rosebro, D.D. 

70. A. W. Shaw 

71. F. R. McAlister 

72. Neill R. McGeachy 

73. R. H. Stone 

74. R. E. Watts 

75. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

76. Gary R. Blain, D.D. 

77. Wm. A. Brown 

78. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D. 

79. W. A. Alexander, D.D. 

80. E. L. Flanagan 

81. L. L. Little, D.D. 

82. Paul P. Thrower , 

83. J. L. Griggs 

84. Holmes Rolston, D.D. 

85. Robert F. Boyd 

86. Robert Turner 

87. Dana Waters 

88. F. C. Debele 

89. C. G. McClure 



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PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First J. J. Shoe, O. G. Whitley 

1044 Pee Dee Ave. 

Albemarle Second W. H. Boyce Clyde O. Josey 

Altan J. B. Yarborough Geo. W. Griffin 

Rt. 4, Monroe Rt. 4, Monroe 

Amay James Ross Reid 

Rt. 4, Charlotte 

Amity J. C. Kuck James P. Sample 

Rt. 1, Charlotte Rt. 2, Charlotte 

Badin K. H. Erb S. E. Beck 

Banks J. S. Howie Murray Cunningham 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw Rt. 3, Waxhaw 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams L. C. Newton 

Rt. 2, Monroe Monroe 

Bethany J. T. Rowell W. L. Rape 

; iflRt. 4, Monroe Rt. 4, Monroe 

Bethel W. J. Knox Miss Mary Boyles 

Rt. 2, Huntersville Rt. 1, Davidson 

Bethlehem T. D. Crowell I. D. Crowell 

i !* iRt. 1, Indian Trail Rt. 1, Indian Trail 

Beulah J. P. Belk J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe Rt. 1, Monroe 

Biscoe W. T. Ewing Edgar Maness 

'' Biscoe Biscoe 

Brainerd D. E. Blue Mrs. J. U. Thrower 

East Rockingham East Rockingham 

Caldwell Memorial R. B. Collins R. K. Walker 

339 Clement Ave. 2010 Vail Ave 

Camden C. H. Trexler Miss Ethel Hildreth 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro Rt. 3, Wadesboro 

Cameronian Charles McLendon C. E. Bethune 

Pee Dee Mill No. 1 Rt. 3, Rockingham 
Rockingham 

Camp Greene C. F. McPherson John S. Neely 

Remount Road 2049 Greene St. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Candor C. Dowd Page McCauley 

Candor ^ Candor 

Central Steele Creek R. R. Grier T. M. Blackwelder 

Rt. 3, Charlotte Rt. 1, Pineville 

Charlotte First W. B. Bradford W. N. Ward 

721 Hawthorne Lane 1934 Crescent Ave. 

Charlotte Second Jas. T. Porter Mrs. Jas T. Porter 

1207 S. Boulevard 1207 S. Boulevard 

Commonwealth W. W. Kiser W. H. DeLamater 

Rt. 2, Charlotte 1316 Greenwood Ave. 

Community John Cox Pink Sutton 

Rockingham Rockingham 



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PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Cooks Memorial R. F. Dunn W. O. Rozzelle 

Rt. 9, Charlotte Rt. 9, Charlotte 

Cornelius W. C. Blakely Fred McConnell 

Ellerbe J. H. McRae W. S. McRae 

Hamlet S. O. Bauersfeld C. M. Pepper 

410 Entwistle St. 303 Henderson St. 

Hawley Memorial Dr. J. M. Boyce R. M. Walters 

Polkton Polkton 

Hopewell T. W. Stewart J. M. Blythe 

Rt. 1, Huntersville Rt. 9, Charlotte 

Huntersville John R. Barnette J. M. Blythe 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson Thad Biggers 

Lee Park J. B. Wallace J. H. Baker 

303 Winburn Ave. W. Park Drive 

Monroe Monroe 

Lilesville Ben R. Wall 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Macedonia G. McCaskill Theo McCaskill 

Biscoe Candor 

Mallard Creek W. B. Bingham H. Y. Galloway 

Rt. 7, Charlotte Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Marshville E. E. Marsh, Sr. 

Marks Creek W. A. Wilkes J. D. McRae 

Cognac Rt. 1, Hamlet 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Matthews G. C. Alexander J. W. Russell 

Rt. 1, Matthews Matthews 

McGee N. C. Long R. C. Alexander 

314 N. Hoskins Ave. 3011 Tuckaseege Road 

Charlotte Charlotte 

McLean Memorial W. M. Lovin J. D. McLean 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson R. A. Morrow 

Monroe Monroe 

Morgan Memorial A. R. Williams Rafe Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Morven W. E. Steagall Robert Hardison 

Morven Morven 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis Willie Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin G. T. McAuley 

Mt. Gilead Mt. Gilead 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall W. M. Berryhill 

Rt. 5, Charlotte Rt. 5, Charlotte 

Myers Park A. J. Beall C. B. Ross 

Commercial Bank Bldg. 2338 Roswell Ave. 

Charlotte Charlotte 



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PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Nevin J. H. Stewart 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Newell ,.; S. B. Wilson Geo. Caldwell 

Newell Rt. 7. Charlotte 

Norman C. E. Martin C. E. Martin 

Norman Norman 

North Charlotte B. B. Young John Hinson 

810 E. 36th St. 714 E. 37th St. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Norwood J. H. McSwain Miss Virginia Barnhart 

Norwood Norwood 

Oakboro E. O. Ross 

Oakboro 

Pageland D. E. Clark Dr. A. T. Munn 

Pageland, S. C. Pageland, S. C. 

Paw Creek G. A. Todd R. W. Summerville 

Paw Creek Rt. 6, Charlotte 

Peachland T. V. Howell 

Peachland 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery Mrs. W. C. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead 

Philadelphia W. M. Junker Clifford McLean 

Rt. 1, Charlotte Rt. 1, Charlotte 

Pineville W. A. Rogers Robert C Hair 

Pineville Pineville ^ 

Plaza C. A. Kirkpatrick J. L. Fesperman, Sr. 

1315 Matheson Ave. 3108 Monroe Road 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers C. C. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville Pineville 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal ■ Oliver Howard 

Rt. 1, Matthews Waxhaw 

Ramah Jno. G. Caldwell C. D. Bradford 

Rt. 1, Huntersville Rt. 1, Huntersville 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker W. C Wicker 

Roberdell Roberdell 

Robinson Perry C. Hood Howard Brawley 

Rt. 1, Harrisburg Rt. 8, Charlotte 

Rockingham J. D. Cameron Daniel L. Wicker 

Rockingham Rockingham 

Rourk J. C. Watson J. E. Lovin 

Rt. 3, Rockingham Rt. 3, Rockingham 

St. Andrews B. R. Howell A. A. Clark 

220 Bacon Ave. Rt. 5, Charlotte 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside Frank R. Freeman 

1801 The Plaza 719 Central Avenue 

Charlotte Charlotte 



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PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Salem George Timmons Mrs. L. T. Gill 

Rt. 1, Marshville Box 197 

Pageland, S. C. 

Selwyn Avenue ....B. S. Gray Dr. W. P. Weeks 

3012 Selwyn Ave. 2217 Picardy Place 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Sharon H. B. Hunter Chas. Hunter 

Rt. 2, Charlotte Rt. 2, Charlotte 

Siler Avery Plyler Carr Price 

Rt. 2, Waxhav^A Rt. 5, Monroe 

Six Mile Creek G. Ernest Howey W. H. Howey, Jr. 

Lancaster, S. C. Fort Mill, S. C. 

Stanfield 

Steele Creek R. A. Grier Otto C. Brown 

Rt. 3, Charlotte Rt. 3, Charlotte 

Stephenson .%.. Frank Kimbrel 

Indian Trail * 

Sugaw Creek J. P. Robinson Z. V. Kiser 

1324 Biltmore Drive Rt. 7, Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Tabernacle F. C. Efird C. C. Moore 

Rt. 2, Marshville Rt. 2, Marshville 

Tenth Avenue L. S. Boyd A. Reece Pegram 

312 W. 9th St. 2049 Greenway Ave. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Thomasboro H. P. Cathey E. G. Davis 

322 Hovis Circle 510 Hovis Circle 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Troy C. N. Eckerson C. W. Safrit 

Troy Troy 

Turner T- C. Richardson D. E. Glenn 

Rt. 5, Monroe Rt. 5, Monroe 

Unionville J. Fred Medlin Paul E. Griffin 

Rt. 2, Monroe Rt. 2, Monroe 

Wadesboro C. A. Bland Mrs. Chase Baughn 

West Avenue West Wade Street 

Wadesboro Wadesboro 

Walkersville S. H. McCain H. L. Strawn 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet W. R. Steele 

Waxhaw Waxhaw 

West Avenue R. L. Smith Richard Wilkinson 

2339 Morton St. 513 Grandin Rd. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Westminster J. E. McCachren G. D. Aitken 

432 Lexington Ave. 124 S. Church St. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Williams Memorial T. I. Hutchison E. L. McConnell 

Rt. 9. Charlotte Rt. 9. Charlotte 

Wilmore H. K. Youngblood H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce St. 508 Spruce St. - 

Charlotte Charlotte 



The One Hundred Fifty-Seventh Stated Session 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Paw Creek Church, July 14, 1942. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-Seventh Stated Session in the Paw Creek Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. 

A. A. Walker. 

The retiring Moderator, Rev. Jas. A. Jones, preached a ser- 
mon from the text, Mark 9:49,50. The court was constituted 
with prayer by Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. M. Walker, Q. N. 
Huneycutt, A. A. Walker, C. C. Beam, W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, 

B. F. Yandell, A. L. McDuffie, C. R. Nisbet, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, 
A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, L. T. Gill, T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. 
Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, 
H. B. Blakely, J. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, W. R. Buhler, 
A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, 
J. W. Stewart, Jr., W. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, P. P. Thrower, J. L. 
Griggs, R. F. Boyd. — 45. 

Ruling Elders: W. D. Stanford, Amity; J. W. Alexander, Banks; E. B. 
Clarke, Caldwell Memorial; J. O. Neely, Central Steele Creek; H. C. 
Alexander, Charlotte First; H. J. Spencer, Charlotte Second; R. L. Willis, 
Cooks Memorial; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell; T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail; 
W. S. Monteith, Mallard Creek; S. M. Alexander, McGee; W. A. Hender- 
son, Monroe First; Whiteford Smith, Myers Park; J. M. Russell, Newell; 
H. H. Houston, Pageland ; G. A. Todd, Paw Creek; J. P. Flow, Phila- 
delphia; R. B. Johnston, Pineville ; J. W. Dewese, Ramah ; R. W. Black- 
welder, St. Andrews; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; B. J. Shore, Selwyn Avenue; 
J. W. Sullivan, Sharon; I. W. Keels, Siler ; G. S. Cook, Steele Creek; 
J. R. Abernathy, Sugaw Creek; J. M. Davenport, Tenth Avenue; E. L. 
Wingate, Thomasboro; J. V. Mullis, Unionville ; C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; 

C. S. Massey, Waxhaw; C. L. McCain, Walkersville ; W. P. Summerville, 
West Avenue ; J. M. Dunlop, Westminster. — 34. 

History of Paw Creek Church — The history of Paw Creek 
Church was read by Rev. C. H. Rowan. It was adopted for print- 
ing in the Minutes of Presbytery and is as follows : 

About a half mile south of this building is a small stream flowing in 
a southwesterly direction toward the Catawba River into which it empties. 
The name of this stream is Paw Creek, so named no doubt by the 
Indians, from the large number of papaw trees growing on its banks. 



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From this Papaw Creek the neighborhood took its name. When our fore- 
fathers received authority from Concord Presbytery to organize them- 
selves into a Presbyterian Church, it was natural that they should desire 
this same name. 

In the pastorate of the Rev. S. C. Pharr, D.D., on December 28, 1865, 
the name was changed by vote of the congregation from Paw Creek to 
Caldwell, in memory of the Rev. Samuel C. Caldwell, first pastor of the 
church. It was done by a majority of the congregation present. It is not 
stated that Presbytery was asked to make the change. The name Caldwell 
uniformly appears in the Sessional records, and no criticism made by the 
Presbytery; so we suppose the name was changed according to law. The 
name, however, was a misfit and was changed back to Paw Creek at the 
fall meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery in 1882. 

The original territory of Paw Creek extended from the Catawba River 
on the west to Chadwick Mill on the east, and was bounded on the north 
by Hopewell and on the south by Steele Creek. Within these bounds, or 
on their borders, are many other churches at the present time which drew 
from Paw Creek at their organization. They are as follows : Moore's 
Chapel Methodist, Mulberry Presbyterian, Pleasant Grove Methodist, 
Cook's Memorial Presbyterian, McGee Presbyterian, Thomasboro Pres- 
byterian, and Homestead Methodist. In addition Paw Creek gave her 
Negro membership in the organization of Woodland Presbyterian Church, 
and perhaps also to Morning Star Methodist Church, these latter two 
being Negro churches. Within the original bounds of Paw Creek, aTe also 
the following churches: Chadwick Methodist, Chadwick Baptist, Thrift 
Methodist, Thrift Baptist, and Thomasboro Baptist. Paw Creek has also 
helped enrich the life of the Presbyterian, A. R. P., Methodist and other 
churches of Charlotte and Mt. Holly through her gift of members. 

The early official records of the church have been lost, and the only 
records of available information concerning the early days of Paw Creek 
are two brief historical sketches. One by an unknown author, and another 
by Mr. T. T. Johnston, an elder in the church. This sketch was dictated 
by Mr. Johnston in his eighty-ninth year. 

The writer of the older sketch says : "In spring of 1807 the people 
of this vicinity, desirous of having the gospel preached to them, and 
being remote from other churches, thought of erecting a place of public 
worship in their own neighborhood. Accordingly for this purpose, a meet- 
ing was held at the house of John Hipp, when it was unanimously re- 
solved to send a petition to Presbytery to this effect." 

This writer says the petition was opposed bv the Presbytery, which 
convened at Centre Church in Iredell County, and that nothing decidedly 
was done until the autumn of 1810 when, after much opposition, it was 
received as a vacancy. , 

Mr. T. T. Johnston, born in 1790, says the church was organized in 
1809. but was not enrolled by the Presbytery until 1810. The late Rev. 
R. Z. Johnston, who was an accurate compiler of historical data, gives the 
date of organization as 1809. 

The church has during her history erected three church buildings. In 
1809 the people erected a small log structure which served until 1824. In 
the autumn of 1824. the people decided to build a new structure. TBis was 
a large frame building, which was dedicated in the autumn of 1826. In the 
sumrner of 1881, known as the drv year, the congregation undertook the 
erection of a third house of worship. The work was not completed that 
summer, and the walls were injured to such an extent during the winter 
following that it was necessary to tear them down. The work was begun 



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afresh, however, and on the last Sunday in March 1882 the pastor, Rev. 
G. L. Cook, preached the first sermon in the new brick church, which 
stood south of the site of the two former buildings. Jn 1927 work was 
begun on an addition to this brick church. This addition consisted of the 
Sunday School Building and a portico to the front of the church. This 
work was completed in 1928 at a cost of $14,000.00. At the completion 
of this work there was a debt of $6,000.00 on the church. The congregation 
finished the paying of this debt in 1939 ; and Rev;. C. G. Lynch, a former 
pastor, preached the dedication sermon on Easter Sunday 1939. 

The following sons' of this church have served in the gospel ministry : 
John Hays Johnston, after taking two years in Davidson College and two 
years in Union Seminary, preached a few months, perhaps a year, and then 
gave up the ministry; Rev. S. L. Cathey, 1898 — present; Rev. L. C. Camp- 
bell, 1916-1927 (Rev. Mr. Campbell died in 1927) ; Rev. C. M. Campbell, 
1918-present ; Rev. W. L. Baker, 1921-present ; Rev. T. B. Hoover, Jr., 
1939-present. 

The following is a roll of the pastors of the church : Rev. Samuel 
C. Caldwell, 1809-1819; Rev. John Williamson, 1819-1842; Rev. H. B. Cun- 
ningham, D.D., 1843-1858; Rev. Robert Burwell, 1858-1864; Rev. S. C. Pharr, 
D.D., 1864-1869; Rev. James S. Barr, 1869-1872; Rev. Mr. Query, about 6 
months; Rev. R. H. Chapman, D.D., 1874-1877; Rev. Geo. L. Cook, 1877- 
1888; Rev. J. J. Kennedv, 1889-1892; Rev. W. C. C. Foster, 1893-1896; Rev. 
J. S. Shaw, 1896-1899; Rev. Geo. L. Cook, 1899-1906; Mr. Harrison, S. S., 
four months; Rev. J. E. Berryhill, 1907-1913; Rev. C. G. Lynch, 1913-1918; 
Rev. C. H. Rowan, 1918-1924; Rev. R. P. Walker, D.D., 1924-1926; Rev. 
C. H. Rowan, 1926-present. 

Election of Moderator — Rev. A. L. McDuffie, who was nom- 
inated at the Spring- Stated Session, was elected to serve as 
Moderator at this meeting- of Presbytery. 

Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. C. H. Rowan 
presented the report of the Committee on Arrangements, which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

Take recess at 12:30, lunch served at 12:45, reconvene at 1:45; follow 
the docket except (1) a special order giving Rev. R. H. Stone three minutes 
following the reading of the communications to present the Soldier Work, 
(2) a special order of 30 minutes, 11 :30 to 12:00 to hear Rev. E. E. Gillespie 
in the interest of the Emergency Home Mission Advance. 

Standing Committees — The Moderator appointed the fol- 
lowing standing committees : 

Arrangements: Rev. C. H. Rowan and Mr. G. A. Todd. 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. A. A. Walker, Rev. R. H. 
Stone, and Mr. C. A. Bland. 

Judicial: Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. J. M. Walker, and Mr. E. B. Clarke. 

Records of Presbytery: Rev. C. R. Nisbet, Rev. A. W. Shaw, Rev. A. 
Julian Warner, and Mr. H. C. Alexander. 

Resolutions: Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., and Mr. 
H. J. Spencer. 



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Absences Excused — The following members were excused 
from attendance on this meeting of Presbytery: Rev. W. W. 
Akers, Rev. W. A. Nicholson, and Rev. J. W. Stork. 

Overture Received — An overture from the Caldwell Memorial 
Church, concerning a request to the President of the United 
States for the appointment of a day of prayer, was received and 
referred to the standing committee on bills and overtures. 

Amay James Church Organized — Rev. C. H. Rowan, chair- 
man of the commission, reported the organization of the Amay 
James Presbyterian Church. The report was received and ad- 
mitted to the record and the church Avas enrolled as a constituent 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery. The report of the commission 
is as follows: 

Charlotte, N. C, July 5, 1942. 

The Home Mission Committee met as a Commission at the Amay James 
Mission at 4 P. M. charged with the organization of the Mission as a 
Presbyterian Church to become a member of Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
The Commission organized with Rev. C. H. Rowan as Chairman and Rev. 
J. W. Stewart, Jr., as Clerk. 

The members of the Commission present are, Ministers : C. H. Rowan, 
Chairman, J. C. Grier, M. B. Prince, Jr., J. E. Mcjunkin, J. M. Walker^ 
J. W. Stewart and R. H. Stone; Ruling Elders: W. H. Belk, M. B. Speir, 
W. R. Garrison, and W. E. Price. 

Chairman Rowan presided over the worship service. Rev. J. E. Mc- 
junkin preached the sermon, using as his text Matt. 16:13-18. 

The Commission received the following as members of the church by 
restatement of faith : Clyde Bryant, Mrs. Frances Bryant, Mrs. Amay 
James, A. T. James, B. R. James, Mrs. L. M. McCullough, Pauline Mc- 
Cullough, Lillie Rose McCullough, Mrs. Lois Neal, Ross Reid, Mrs. Sarah 
Reid, Julia Reid, Ella Reid, Naomi Reid, Mrs. Arthur Springs, Ethel 
Sims, Estelle Truesdale, Mary Truesdale. The following were received upon 
profession of faith, pending baptism to be administered at a convenient 
date : John Ross McCullough, Adolphus Reid, Jr. The charter membership 
roll is to be held open through July. 

These persons entered into the covenant required by the Book of 
Church Order, Chapter 6, Paragraph 262, at the organization of a church. 
The Chairman declared the church duly organized. 

The congregation voted to proceed with the election of officers and 
the following were duly elected, examined, ordained by the laying on of 
hands, and installed: Ruling Elders, A. T. James and Ross Reid; Deacons, 
B. R. James and Clyde Bryant. 

A charge was given Jhe congregation, with special attention to the 
newlv elected officers, by Rev. J. W. Stewart, Jr. 

The congregation voted to name the church "The Amay James Pres- 
byterian Church." 

The Commission aopointed J. Wells Carr as Moderator of the Session 
until the next Stated Meeting of Presbyterv. 

The minutes were read and approved. The Commission was adjourned 
and the benediction pronounced by Chairman Rowan. 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Clerk. 



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Home Mission Emergency Campaign — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, 
Superintendent of Home Missions for the Synod of North Caro- 
lina, addressed the Presbytery in the interest of the General 
Assembly's Home Mission Committee's plan for raising $250,000 
per year for five years in a special campaign beginning this 
fall. Presbytery expressed its appreciation for this address and 
endorsed the campaign. The apportionment of $19,000 for Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery was accepted. The apportioning of this 
amount among the individual churches of Presbytery was placed 
in the hands of the Stewardship Committee. The promotion of 
this campaign was left in the hands of Pres1:)ytery's Executive 
Committee of Home Missions. 

Reports of Commissioners to the General Assembly — The 

following Commissioners to the General Asseml^ly reported 
their attendance: Rev. W. G. Thomas, Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. 
Jas. A. Jones, Rev. D. K. Snyder, Rev. A. J. Warner, and Ruling 
Elder Peter S. Gilchrist. The reports were accepted and the 
diligence of the Commissioners was commended. 

Report of Committee on Sabbath Observance — Rev. A. W. 
Shaw submitted the report of the Committee on Sabbath Ob- 
servance, which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Sabbath Observance would submit the following 
report : 

The Psalmist once sang the sad lament : 'Tf the foundations be de- 
stroyed, what can the righteous do?" and we can repeat this refrain with 
reference to Sabbath Observance, 

The Lord's Day has ever been recognized as one of the corner stones 
which supports the temple of Christianity and today Satan is trying to 
undermine this foundation that he may hinder the progress of the gospel 
by counteracting the spiritual influences which flow forth from the Holy 
Day, with his sinful suggestions of expediences. 

It is not our purpose to pose as carping critics of our fellowmen but 
facing facts, from information and observation, forces a candid confession 
that the Sabbath is fast becoming a day of recreation, of business transac- 
tions, and of social functions regardless of the words of Almighty God; 
"Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy." 

We call attention to the desecration of the Lord's Day by our gov- 
ernment, under the imperative of war production, causing numerous in- 
dustries throughout our land to work continuously for seven days, thus 
depriving their operatives of the spiritual values of the Sabbath. 

We regret the increasing use of Sunday afternoons and evenings for 
the openings of places of amusement in towns and cities for the enter- 
tainment of our noble men in the service. It is a sad commentary on the 
religious life of our soldiers that Australia gradually relaxed the restrictions 
against Sunday recreations after the arrival of the American Expeditionary 
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We also note with concern that many church members have shortened 
the Sabbath from twenty-four hours to only one, this being the hour 
of morning worship, the remaining twenty-three hours are used for per- 
sonal profit or pleasure. 

In view of the foregoing facts, we would make the following recom- 
mendations : 

1. That all ministers, officers and members set a good example of 
reverence for and observance of the Lord's Day for the full twenty- 
four hours. 

2. That the use of the Sabbath for recreation, business, or enter- 
tainment be not only deplored but definitely disapproved. 

3. That all ministers be urged to preach a special sermon on "The 
Holiness of the Sabbath." 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. W. SHAW 
C. N. MORRISON 

Evangelism — Rev. Jas. A. Jones offered a resolution con- 
cerning the work of evangelism, which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

In view of the action of the General Assembly of 1942 concerning the 
work of the Permanent Committee on Evangelism, Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery obligates itself to contribute $500.00 for this year to the Assembly's 
Committee on Evangelism ; and the Presbytery's Committee on Evangelism 
is instructed to devise such means as necessary to secure these funds, 
raise them and forward them to the Assembly's Permanent Committee. 

Christian Education Movement — Rev. J. M. Walker made an 
informal report for the Committee on the Christian Education 
Movement. He urged the churches of Presbytery to give loyal 
support' to our schools and colleges when the campaign for funds 
is launched. The report was received as information. 

Recess — Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 P. M. 
after prayer by Rev. J. M. Walker. 



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Presbytery re-convened at 1 :45 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. C. H. Rowan. 

Report on Bills and Overtures — Rev. Jas. A. Jones presented 
the report of the Committee on Bills and Overtures, which was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Your Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures submits the follow- 
ing report: One matter has been referred to us for action, an over- 
ture from the Session of the Caldwell Memorial Church, which is as 
follows : Whereas, our country is in the midst of war more universal and 
terrible than the w^orld has ever experienced; and 



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Whereas, it is our conviction that the Allies are fighting on the side 
of the Lord, and that the Axis forces are determined to do away with 
Christianity; therefore, 

Be It Resolved, that we overture the Presbytery of Mecklenburg in 
session at Paw Creek Presbyterian Church, July 14, 1942, to petition the 
President of the United States to issue a Proclamation calling upon the 
Christian people of the United States to assemble in their houses of 
worship once a month to pray Almighty God to send victory to our 
armed forces in the present struggle, and to establish peace following the 
war, a peace established in justice and righteousness. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. R. NISBET, Moderator. 
R. B. COLLINS, Clerk of Session. 

Your Committee heartily agrees with the obvious intention of the 
communication, which is to emphasize again the need of prayer by and 
for our nation. In view of actions recently taken by the Assembly and 
other courts of our Church concerning the petitioning of the President 
to call our people to seasons of prayer, we suggest that the overture be 
answered as follows : 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery is instructed to communicate 
to the President of the United States our petition that he shall call our 
whole nation to prayer and repentance before God, beseeching Him 
to speed the day of His peace and righteousness. 

JAS. A. JONES. 
C. A. BLAND 
A. A. WALKER 
R. H. STONE 

Advisory Coininittee'— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., sub- 
mitted a report for the Advisory Committee to the Executive 
Secretary, urging^ all churches of the Presbytery to pay the 
amounts apportioned to them for Home Missions, and recom- 
mending that the official title of Presbytery's Executive Secre- 
tary be changed to the General Secretary of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. The report with its recommendation was adopted. 

Young People's Conferences — Rev. W. G. Thomas gave a 
brief report on the Pioneer and Senior Conferences recently held 
at Cheraw, S. C. The report was received as information, and 
Mr. Thomas was given a vote of thanks for his fine work in 
connection with these conferences. 

Christian Education — Rev. W. H. Johnston submitted the 
report of the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

We now have seventeen candidates for the ministry on our roll: 
Harry Franklin Barnett, William Howard Boyd, Jack Delmar Fesperman, 
Paul Brown Fry, Edgar Cephus Goodwin, Andrew Ausker Hill, Carl Gordon 
Howie, James Harold Knox, Samuel Jefferson McElroy, Joseph Hamilton 



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McLesk.v, Jack Thomas Moore, Oren Moore. Jr., John Chester Morrison, 
Edward Henderson Overcash, Scott McNair Poole, Frederick Clyde Pratt, 
Homer Ashley Spencer. 

There are two candidates for medical missions : John Knox Wilson, 
Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. 

We have one woman under our care at the Assembly's Training School : 
Mary Elizabeth Rea. 

We have licensed two of our candidates durino- the past year and have 
dismissed them to other Presbyteries : Alfred Lyon Bixler to St. John's 
Presbytery and Chalmers Utley Hatch to Fort Worth Presbytery. 

We have transferred two of our candidates to the care of other 
Presbyteries : Charles Richman Bixler to Kings Mountain and William 
Monroe Wicker to Wilmington. 

Thirteen of these candidates received financial aid from the Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Christian Education in the sum of $1004. Four 
candidates received aid from the Alexander Fund in the sum of $175. 

We regret to report that five of our candidates have discontinued their 
preparation for the ministry without communicating to Presbytery any 
expression of their purpose for the future : Paul Brown Fry, Andrew 
Ausker Hill, James Harold Knox, Samuel Jefiferson McElroy, John Chester 
Morrison. 

There are six retired ministers on our roll : Rev. W. B. S. Chandler, 
Rev. W. C. C. Foster. Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine, Rev. M. E. Peabody, Rev. 
L. H. Query, Rev. W. C. Underwood, who have received, aid from the 
Ministerial Relief Fund in the sum of $2,885. 

There are seven widows on the roll : Mrs. Isabel Sterrett Anderson, 
Mrs. Joseph Edgar Berryhill, Mrs. Reilma Sanders Caldwell, Mrs. Elinor 
Smith Caligan, Mrs. Allie Walker Cochran, Mrs. Mary Bills Gurney, Mrs. 
Mary Torrance Moore, who have received aid in the sum of $1,560. 

We have one orphan. Miss Elise Hardin, who has received $156. 

The amounts received bv those under the care of our Presbytery are : 
Christian Education $1,004, Ministerial Relief $4,601, total $5,605. 

The churches and other organizations of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
have sent contributions to the Executive Committee of Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief totaling $8,417.95, showincr an excess of $2,812.95 
in contributions over the benefits received from the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. JOHNSON, Chairman. 

A resolution was offered and adopted directing- the Chairman 
of Presbytery's Committee on Christian Education to write each 
candidate under our care asking definitely that the}- state their 
purpose relative to continuing imder care of Presbyterv as 
candidates for the gospel ministry. 

Religious Education — Rev. R. A. Young presented the report 
of Presbytery's Executive Committee of Religious Education. 
In connection with his report Dr. Young presented Dr. E. D. 
Grant of the Assembly's Executive Committee of Religious 
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Education Advance. A rising vote of thanks was given Dr. Grant 
for his splendid address. After a season of prayer in behalf of 
the Religious Education Advance, the report of the committee 
was adopted and is as follows : 

As to organization, the following have been appointed Chairmen of the 
several sub-committees : 

Leadership Training Dr. R. H. Lafferty 

Sunday School Extension Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt 

Adult Education Rev. N. R. McGeachy 

Young Peoples' Work Rev. W. G. Thomas 

Children's Work Rev. R. H. Stone 

Bible in Public Schools Rev. A. J. Warner 

As to activities, your committee has endeavored to respond to every 
request from every pastor, congregation, Sunday School and Young People's 
organization. A Leadership Training School was held in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, last October 13-18 with an attendance 
of 312 and certificates granted to 102. A Religious Education Conference 
was held, also, in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, on April 
12th. About 30 of our congregations were represented. Under the leader- 
ship of Rev. R. H. Stone three Bible School Institutes were held with 75 
in attendance. Already during this vacation period 65 Bible Schools have 
been held and other congregations are expected to hold school. Under 
the direction of Rev. W. G. Thomas both Pioneer camp and Senior 
Young Peoples' conference have been held with 154 in attendance at the 
camp and 149 at the conference. In addition, letters and much material in 
the form of pamphlets have gone into the hands of pastors, superintendents, 
secretaries of Religious Education and other interested workers both 
from your Chairman, your General Secretary, Rev. R. H. Stone, and the 
Assembly's Executive Committee of Religious Education. For direction 
and blessing in all these activities we give grateful thanks unto God whom 
we acknowledge to be our sufficient Strength and infallible Teacher. 

Your Committee wishes to declare itself in full sympathy with the 
four-year program of United Religious Education Advance as approved 
by our General Assembly and being promoted by the Assembly's Executive 
Committee of Religious Education. Further, your General Secretary, 
Chairman, Sub-Chairmen and Committ-ee members wish to offer our 
services to any group or congregation to any and every extent possible 
consistent with our other duties in order to help to the fullest extent the 
promotion of the program being proposed by this Religious E^ducation 
Advance. 

In order that this great movement of our denomination may be 
adequately and energetically promoted, we respectfully offer the following 
resolutions for your consideration and adoption : 

1st, That this presbytery give its approval to the purposes and program 
of the United Religious Education Advance. 

2nd That every pastor and session appoint a Planning Committee 
for the purpose of surveying the several areas of need and promoting the 
suggested programs. 

3rd, That the Advance material be studied by every pastor and session, 
placed in the hands of all congregational leaders, that the Planning 
Committee be asked to hold an emphasized meeting with all leaders of 



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the several departments of activity, at which meeting the program shall 
be thoroughly presented and discussed with reference to local requirements 
and opportunities. 

4th, That thorough preparation be made for Religious Education Week, 
September 27-October 4, 1942, and that the program for the week be 
followed as closely and efficiently as possible. 

5th, That Leadership Training classes and Daily Vacation Bible Schools 
be held in every congregation where it is possible. Also that every pastor 
look into the possibility of having the Bible taught in the Public Schools 
located in their field of labors. 

6th, That this Presbytery devote the closing period to prayer, asking 
among other petitions that the truth of God may be persuasively presented, 
by the aid of the Holy Spirit, in all the areas of our labor, and that 
we may have the privilege of witnessing the prevailing power of the 
Truth making men free here and everywhere. 

7th, That this Presbytery give a rising vote of thanks to Dr. Edward 
D. Grant for the heart-searching and challenging message just delivered 
to us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. A. YOUNG, Chairman. 

Change of Standing Rule— A resolution was offered pro- 
viding- for a change in the pay of the Permanent Clerk and the 
Assistant Clerk from fifteen dollars to twenty dollars per year, 
to be paid, five dollars for each of the four stated meetings. 
This resolution was placed on the docket for action at the next 
stated meeting, October 20, 1942. 

Reception of a Licentiate — Mr. Dana C. Waters, a licentiate 
of Atlanta Presbytery, presented his certificate of dismissal and 
transfer to our Presbytery. He was received and Presbytery 
proceeded to his examination for ordination. The examination 
in all academic subjects was dispensed with in view of the 
fact that he came as a licentiate under the "extraordinary 
clause," because he had not had a formal college education. All 
the other examinations required by the Book of Church Order 
in such cases were sustained as satisfactory. Mr. Waters 
preached a sermon on the subject, "Thoroughness In Christian 
Living," which was sustained as satisfactory part of trial. 

The following commission was appointed to complete the 

ordination of Mr. Waters and install him as pastor of the Oak- 

boro and Locust Churches on July 29, 1942 at 8:30 P. M. : 

Rev. J. L. Griggs, Chairman, to preside, preach the sermon and 
propound the constitutional questions ; Rev. Roy E. Watts to charge 
the congregation; ,Rev. R. H. Stone to charge the pastor; Rev. T. F. 
Huneycutt, alternate to any of the ministers ; "Ruling Elders J. A. Little 
and H. P. Efird. 

Calls from the Oakboro and Locust Churches for the pastoral 
services of Mr. Waters were presented to Presbytery with the 



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approval of the Commission on the Minister and His Work and 
were referred to the commission appointed to conclude the 
matter. 

Reception of a Minister — Rev. Robert Turner presented a 
certificate of membership and transfer from Concord Presby- 
tery and applied for admission into the membership of our Pres- 
bytery. After the usual examinations, which were sustained as 
satisfactory, he was enrolled as a member of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery upon signing the obligations required of its ministers by 
the Presbytery. 

A call from the Monroe First Church for the pastoral services 

of Rev. Robert Turner was approved to the Presbytery by the 

Commission on the Minister and His Work and was placed in 

his hands. He signified his purpose to accept the call and the 

following commission was appointed to install him in the Monroe 

pastorate on the first Sunday in September, 1942: 

Rev. Neill R. McGeachy to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions, Rev. Jas. A. Jones to preach the sermon, Rev. H. B. Blakely 
to charge the congregation, Ruling Elder W. E. Price' to charge the 
pastor; alternates, Rev. R. H. Stone and Ruling Elder W. A. Henderson. 

Records of Presbytery — Rev. Charles R. Nisbet presented the 
report of the Standing Committee on Records of Presbytery, 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

We have had submitted to us the following records : Minutes of 155th 
Stated Session, Huntersville Church, January 20. 1942; Called Meeting. 
Charlotte First Church, March 10, 1942; 156th Stated Session, Myers 
Park Church, April 21, 1942; Adjourned Meeting, Charlotte First Church, 
May 14, 1942. 

Your committee has not had time to read carefully all this material, 
but from a hurried examination we are struck with the neatness and clarity 
of the record as made by the Stated Clerk and would recommend that 
Presbytery commend our clerks for the efficiency of their work. 

We would further recommend that the Stated Clerk include in the 
printed minutes a list of Clerks of Session and Church Treasurers. 

We would further recommend the adoption of the printed minutes as 
the official record of the Presbytery. 

CHARLES R. NISBET, Chairman 
H. C. ALEXANDER. 
A. JULIAN WARNER. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Mr. H. J. 

Spencer presented the report of the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work, which was adopted and is as follows: 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Paw Creek Church, oif Tuesday, 
July 14th, 1942. 

Since the last regular meeting of Presbytery your Commission on 
The Minister and His Work has held four meetings. The Commission as 



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constituted at present consists of Dr. Wm. H. Frazer, Chairman, Dr. 
Charles R. Nisbet, Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., J. W,m. Thomson, Rufus 
A. Grier and H. J. Spencer, Secretary. 

Calls of Locust and Oakboro Churches for the pastoral services of Mr. 
Dana Waters, a graduate of Columbia Seminary, have been received, found 
in order and are herewith presented to Presbytery. 

Approval has been given to Monroe Church of the call to Rev. Robert 
Turner of Concord Presbytery. This call has been issued and is approved 
and is nov^ submitted. 

Approval has been given Selwyn Avenue Church of their employment 
of Dr. J. M. Gettys as Stated Supply for another six months period, until 
the January meeting of Presbytery. The Commission expresses its earnest 
hope that this church may secure a Pastor by that time. 

This Commission has had special oversight of and interest in Common- 
wealth Church. This church is still under the original -jurisdiction of the 
Commission. At the request of the Commission, Rev. R. H. Stone has 
been preaching there each Sunday or securing a substitute minister when 
he cannot be there himself. A Committee from Commonwealth Church 
has been actively engaged in seeking a Pastor and the Commission has 
held one meeting with that Committee. 

Our Minute Book is herewith submitted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

Installation of Pastor — Rev. R. H. Stone presented the report 
of the commission appointed to install Rev. W. T. Smith as, 
pastor of Newell and Nevin churches. The report was admitted 
to record and is as follows : 

The following members of the commission appointed to install Rev. 
W. T. Smith at Newell and Nevin Presbyterian Churches on May 3, 1942, 
met during the service at Newell after a sermon had been preached by 
Rev. R. H. Stone : Rev. W. B. Neill, Chairman, Rev. R. H. Stone and 
Ruling Elder Thomas M. Glasgow, who opened the meeting with prayer. 
Rev. R. H. Stone was chosen to be clerk of the commission. Rev. W. B. 
Neill presided over the worship service and then over the installation 
service. He propounded the constitutional questions and gave the charge 
to the pastor. Mr. Glasgow delivered the charge to the congregation. 
The members of the church came forward and welcomed their new pastor. 
After the benediction the commission reviewed and approved its minutes. 
The meeting was closed with prayer. 

The commission reconvened in the Nevin Presbyterian Church at 
4:30 P. M. and was opened with prayer. The following were present: 
Rev. M. B. Prince, Rev. Joseph L. Griggs and Ruling Elder Thomas M. 
Glasgow. After the worship service Mr. Griggs preached on the subject, 
"Builders With God." Rev. M. B. Prince presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Rev. W. T. Smith was declared pastor of the 
church. The charge to the pastor was given by Rev. M. B. Prince. The 
charge to the congregation was given by Ruling Elder T. M. Glasgow. 
The service was closed with the benediction by the new pastor. The 
commission met in one of the Sunday School rooms, approved its minutes 
and was closed with prayer by Mr. T. M. Glasgow. 

W. B. NEILL, Chairman. 



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Resolution of Thanks — Rev. R. A. Youn^ presented the report 
of the Standing Committee on Resolutions, which was adopted 
and is as follows : 

The Mecklenburg Presbytery meeting in its 157th Stated Session at 
Paw Creek Church on July 14, 1942 expresses to the minister, officers and 
members of this church its grateful appreciation for the gracious hospi- 
tality extended on this happy occasion. We pray God's richest blessing 
upon you all. 

R. A. YOUNG 

J. A. REDHEAD, JR. 

H. J. SPENCER. 

Report on Citation — Rev. W. H. Johnston reported that in 
obedience to Presbytery's order Rev. H. C. Carmichael and the 
Bethlehem and Midland churches had been cited to appear be- 
fore Presbytery and show cause why the pastoral relationship 
once existing between them should not he declared dissolved. 
Both the minister and the churches agreed that as a matter 
of fact the pastoral relationship had long ago ceased to exist 
and that there could be no reasonable objection to the formal 
declaration of that dissolution. Presbytery therefore declared the 
said pastoral relationship dissolved as of March 31, 1937. 

Place of Next Meeting — The Moderator and the Stated Clerk 
were authorized to determine the place of meeting for the next 
Stated Session of Presbytery, 

Nomination of Moderator — Ruling Elder W. Reid Garrison 
of the Sugaw Creek Church was nominated for Moderator of 
the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

Session of Amay James Church — On motion of Rev. C. H. 
Rowan Presbytery appointed Rev. Jawells Carr to act as Mod- 
erator of the Session of the Amay James Church until the next 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Adoption of Minutes — The minutes of this session of Presby- 
tery were read and adopted. 

Adjournment — After the closing prayer ofifered by Rev. R. H. 
Stone, Presbyterv adjourned to meet in the next Stated Session 
at 10:00 A. M., on October 20, 1942. 

A. L. McDUFFIE, Moderator. 

B. F. YANDELL, Acting Permanent Clerk. 
A. JULIAN WARNER, Acting Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

^ Queens College, Charlotte, N. C. 

September 9, 1942. 

By permission of the Synod of North Carolina the Presby- 
tery of Mecklenburg- was called to meet at 5 :00 P. M., Wednes- 
day, September 9. 1942, to receive a candidate for the ministry. 

Rev. C. D. Whiteley, the last moderator present, called the 
court to order. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. Q. N. 
Huneycutt. 

The Roll — ^The following were present and were enrolled or 
were enrolled during the session : 

Ministers: C. D. Whiteley, W. H. Johnston, J. W. Stork, J. M. Walker, 
Q. N. Huneycutt, M. B. Prince, Jr., Holmes Rolston, Robert Turner, B. F. 
Yandell, W. B. Neill, C. M. Boyd, F. R. McAlister, C. N. Morrison, P. P. 
Thrower, W. A. Alexander, W. I. Howell, W. W. Akers, A. J. Warner, 
H. L. Reaves, C. H. Rowan, J. C. Grier, L. T. Gill, Dana Waters, J. L. 
Griggs, J. A. Redhead, Jr., C. R. Blain, J. S. Sibley, J. L. Russell, Jas. 
A. Jones, N. R. McGeachy, E. V. Wiley, W. A. Brown, R. A. Young, R. H. 
Stone, J. G. Garth, M. R. Gibson.— 36. 

Ruling Elders: G. M. Rose, Charlotte First; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw ; 
W. A. Henderson, Monroe First; J. D. Woodside, St. Paul. — 4. 

Mr. Olin Marsh Whitener, a mem1:)er of the Monroe First 
Church, presented himself as an applicant to be received under 
the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the gospel ministry. 
Presbytery's Permanent Committee on Christian Education was 
not ready to make its report on the application, and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet immediately after lunch Thursday. 

The serious illness of Rev. S. B. McLean was reported to 
Presbytery; and the closing prayer, led by Rev. C. H. Rowan, 
offered special petition for his recovery. 

Thursday, 
September 10, 1942. 

Presbytery met at 1 :30 P. M. and was called to order by 
Rev. E. V. Wiley, the last moderator present. The opening prayer 
was offered by Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

The Committee on Christian Education presented Mr. Olin 
Marsh Whitener with the approval of his credentials and the 
recommendation that he be examined with a view to his being 
received imder the care of Presbytery as a candidate for the 
ministrv. 



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The examination on experimental religion and motives for 
seeking the ministry was sustained as satisfactory. He was 
received as a candidate under the extraordinary clause, because 
he had not completed his college education, and Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary was requested to receive him as such. He was 
also commended to the Assembly's Executive Committee of 
Christian Education for a loan, if needed. 

' The constitutional questions were propounded by the mod- 
erator and answered satisfactorily by Mr. Whitener. The charge 
was given by the moderator, who also led the prayer; and Mr. 
Whitener was enrolled as one of our candidates for the ministry. 

The minutes for this session were read and adopted. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer led by Rev. W. A. 
Alexander. 

E. V. WILEY, Moderator. 

J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



The One Hundred Fifty-Eighth Stated Session 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Mallard Creek Church 
October 20, 1942 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg- met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-eighth Stated Session in the Mallard Creek Presbyterian 
Church at 10:00 A. M., Tuesday, October 20, 1942, and was 
called to order by the Moderator, Rev. A. L. McDuffie. The 
opening prayer was offered by Rev. Neill R. McGeachy ; after 
which the Moderator preached a sermon from the text. T Thessa- 
lonians 4:13. 

The Communion of the Lord's Suj^per was administered by 
Rev. Neill R. McGeachy and Rev. Holmes Rolston, who were 
assisted by a group of Ruling Elders selected by the pastor of 
the host church. 

The history of Mallard Creek Church was read by Mrs. W. 
T. Alexander and was received as information. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting : 

Ministers: Geo. P. Stevens, J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. M. Walker, 
W. C. Underwood, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, C. C. 
Beam, W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, A. L. McDuffie, C. R. 
Nisbet, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Tavlor, W. W. Akers, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. 
M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, T. B. Anderson, D. K. 
Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., J. E. Mcjunkin, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, 
Jas. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, 
Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. . McAlister, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. 
Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Wm. A. Brown, P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., W. A. Alexander, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston, 
Robert F. Boyd, Robert Turner, Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, Jr., C. G. 
McClure. — 56. 

Ruling Elders: J. C. Kuck, Amity; F. L. Greenlee, Badin ; H. G. Tor- 
rence. Bethel; S. J. Harris, Caldwell Aiemorial; W. B. Bradford, Charlotte 
First; W. B. Hutchison, Charlotte Second; R. L. Willis, Cooks M'emorial ; 
iT. M. Hartsell, Locust; C. W. Allred, Macedonia; F. A. Cochrane, Mallard 
Creek; J. C. Deane. Marshville; T. N. Reid, M.D., Matthews; W. O. 
Johnston, McGee; W. R. Kirkman, Monroe First; C. C. McKinnon, Mt. 
Gilead; D. P. Rhyne, Mulberry; E. E. Jones, Myers Park; S. G. McLellan, 
North Charlotte; F. A. Wentz, Norwood; E. O. Ross, Oakboro ; J. P. 
Flowe, Philadelphia; W. A. Rogers, Pineville ; L. M. Rea, Providence; 
W. C. Flowers, Robinson; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; B. J. Shore, Selwyn 
Avenue; H. R. Kirkpatrick, Sharon; W. L. Byrum, Steefe Creek; R. R. 
Grier, Central Steele Creek; W. Reid Garrison, Sugaw Creek; H. E. 



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Garrison, Tenth Avenue; W. S. Biggers, Thomasboro ; C. A. Bland, 
Wadesboro; R. J. Belk, Waxhaw ; W. A. Jamison, West Avenue; J. D. 
Campbell, Westminster; W. P. Costner, Wilmore. — 37. 

Visiting Brethren — The following- were introduced to Pres- 
bytery and invited to sit with us as visiting- brethren : 

Rev. W. L. Baker, Kings Mountain Presbytery; Rev. F. C. Debele, 
Jr., Kings Mountain Presbytery; Rev. C. G. McClure, New Orleans Pres- 
Ijytery. ^ 

Election of Moderator — Ruling Elder W. Reid Garrison, who 
was nominated at the last stated session, was unanimously 
elected to serve as moderator. 

Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. C. N. Morrison 
presented the report of the Committee on Arrangements, which 
was adopted and is as follows : 

1. That the printed docket be followed. 

2. That Presbytery take recess for lunch at 12:45 and reconvene at 
2 o'clock. 

3. That the first order of the day after lunch be a popular meeting 
on Orphans' Home. And that Presbytery hear Mr. Joseph B. 
Johnston at that time. 

4. That Naval Procurement Officer, O. Y. Kirkpatrick be given ten 
minutes just before lunch to present the need for Navy Chaplains. 

C. N. MORRISON, Chairman. 

Appointment of Standing Committees — The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. A. L. McDuffie, Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. 
J. E. Mcjunkin, Mr. N. C. White. 

Judicial: Rev. J. W. Grier, Rev. C. R. Nisbet, Rev. W. A. Alexander, 
Mr. S. J. Harris. 

Minutes of the General Assembly: Rev. W. G. Thomas, Rev. A. J. 
Warner, Mr. H. E. Garrison. 

Resolutions: Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Mr. J. C. Kuck. 

Communications — The Stated Clerk read various communica- 
tions : reports from schools, colleges, orphans' home, agencies 
of the General Assembly and from the Stated Clerk of the Synod 
in reference to actions of the recent meeting of S^aiod. These 
were referred to appropriate committees of Presbytery as fol- 
lows : Educational Institutions, Bible Cause, Sabbath Observance, 
Religious Education, Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
Foreign Missions, Home Missions, Stewardship, Orphans' Home, 
Defense Service Council, Evangelism. 



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Communication from the White House — A letter was read 
from the Secretary to the President of the United States 
acknowledging the receipt of a communication from the Presby- 
tery containing a resolution requesting the President to call 
our people to repentance and prayer for a just and righteous 
peace. The letter assured of the President's appreciation and 
interest in the matter. It was received as information. 

Absentees Excused — Excuses for absence, upon their request, 
were granted to the following: Rev. Car}- R. Blain, Rev. J. P. H, 
McNatt, Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Rev. J.'W. Stork. 

Permission to Increase Salary — Presbytery granted permis- 
sion to the Cornelius Church to change the terms of the call to 
their pastor by increasing promised salary five dollars per month, 
beginning April 1, 1942. 

Pastorate Dissolved — Rev. S. B. McLean requested the dis- 
solution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself 
and the Wilmore Church, giving as a reason the fact that his 
failing health made it impossible for him to continue his pastoral 
labors. The church through its representative, Ruling Elder 
W. P. Costner, gave its reluctant concurrence in the request. 
Many expressions of appreciation were voiced for the si)lendid 
services Mr. McLean had rendered at Wilmore and to the Pres- 
bytery, and many sincere regrets that the state of his health 
forced him to relinquish his work. The request of pastor and 
church was granted and the pastoral relationshi]:) was dissolved. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work — Rev. 
W. H. Frazer presented the report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work which was adopted and is as follows : 

' Your Commission on the Minister and His Work report three meet- 
ings since the July meeting of Presbytery. 

We have cooperated with Caldwell Memorial Church and with Com- 
monwealth Church in their quest for pastors, and have authorized the 
calling of Rev. C. G. McClure of New Orleans Presbytery to Caldwell 
Memorial and of Rev. Frederick C. Debele, Jr., of Kings Moiihtain Pres- 
bytery to Commonwealth Church. These calls have been issued and placed 
in our hands. We have found them in order and now submit them to 
Presbytery. 

Since April 3, 1942, this Commission has held Original Jurisdiction 
over Commonwealth Church. At our request Rev. R. H. Stone has been 
supplying the pulpit of that church and has furnished supply ministers 
when he was unable to be there himself. We are deeply gratified to report 
fine progress in that church and express our belief that Mr. Stone's 
leadership has been exceedingly helpful. We now believe affairs in that 
church to be in excellent condition ; and, now that their pastor elect is 



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on the ground, we have restored jurisdiction over that church to its Session. 

The Commission endorsed the call of Badin Church for the services 
of Rev. D. K. Snyder. 

We recommend the approval of the recommendation sent down by 
the Synod of North Carolina concerning the adoption of "the, plan approved 
and now in use in the Synod of Virginia as reported by the General 
Assembly's Permanent Committee on the Minister and His Work, and 
recorded in paragraphs a, b, c, d, and e, page 150 of General Assembly's 
Minutes, 1942." 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. H. FRAZER, Chairman. 
H. J. SPENCER, Secretary. 

Reception of Ministers — Rev. F. C. Debele presented a cer- 
tificate of dismission from Kings Mountain Presbytery and Rev. 
C. G. McClure presented a like certificate from New Orleans 
Presbytery. The usual examinations required by the Book of 
Church Order were conducted b}^ Presbytery and sustained as 
satisfactory. After signing the obligations required of its min- 
isters, Rev. F. C. Debele and Rev. C. G. McClure were enrolled 
as members of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Calls for Pastors-^The call from the Commonwealth Church 
for the pastoral services of Rev. F. C. De1)ele, having been ap- 
proved by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, was 
placed in his hands and accepted by him. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install him as pastor of the Common- 
wealth Church on October 25, 1942 at 7:30 P. M. : 

Rev. C. R. Nisbet to preside and propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions ; Rev. R. F. Boyd to preach the sermon ; Mr. H. J. Spencer to charge 
the pastor; Rev. Jas. A. Jones to charge the congregation; Rev. J. L. 
Griggs, alternate to any minister; Mr. J. W. Thomson, alternate to Mr. 
Spencer; Mr. W. H. Belk and Mr. W. E. Price. 

The call from Caldwell Memorial Church for the pastoral 

services of Rev. C. G. McClure, having 1)een approved by the 

Commission on the Minister and His Work, was placed in his 

hands and accepted by him. The following commission was 

appointed to install him as pastor of the Caldwell Memorial 

Church on November 8, 1942, at 7:30 P. M. : 

Rev. W. A. Alexander to preside; preach the sermon and propound 
the Constitutional Questions; Rev. W. H. Frazer to charge the pastor; 
Rev. Jas. A. Jones to charge the congregation and Rev. C. R. Nisbet, 
Mr. H. J. Spencer, Mr. Thos. M. Glasgow and Mr. J. W. Thomson. 

Chaplains for the Navy — Presbytery heard Chief Pharmacist's 
Mate O. Y. Kirkpatrick, Naval Procurement Officer, make an 
appeal for chaplains for the U. S. Navy. His statements con- 
cerning the need for chaplains and the qualifications which they 
must have were received as information. 



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Recess for Lunch — After prayer Presbytery took recess for 
lunch at 12:45 to reconvene at 2:00 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 i\- M. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. C G. McClur'e. 

Orphans' Home^ — The report of the permanent committee on 
the Orphans' Home was submitted by Rev. J. M. Walker. After 
hearing Mr. Joseph B. Johnston in an interesting account of 
the work at the Barium Springs Home, the report was adopted 
and is as follows : 

We are grateful to God for the good year they have had at Barium 
Springs. We are thankful for the multitude of warm friends in and out of 
the church who have helped to make this possible. It is an achievement 
wherein there is the familj^ interest. We have recognized that the very 
heart of the work at -Barium was the providing of a Christian home and 
Christian teaching and training for the boys and girls residents of that 
institution. For that reason our labor has been a labor of love, and we have 
given our means for its support with real joy and delight. 

The contributions to the support of the Home from the Presbyteries 
was the largest since 1927-1928. Total contributions amounted to $96,000, a 
little over $1.05 per member. In addition, this being the 50th anniversary 
of the Home, a number of substantial gifts were received for further 
buildings and improvements when the way is open to construct them. 
The management reports that a larger number of churches than ever 
before gave a month by month contribution to the Home. Credit for this 
improved situation is given largely to the Thanksgiving Committee which 
has now been made a permanent committee by Synod, and which has 
done such a noble piece of work for the institution. 

The Home is Hving within its income. More than that, it has been 
able to meet bills as they came due. They report no interest charges 
against the Home for the past two years, and only $18.19 for interest in 
the last four years. Some repairing and some new buildings of a minor 
nature were done during the year. However, the difficulty of getting new 
materials and skilled labor was such that it was decided to defer any 
large enterprises until after the war. The proposed Children's Village 
comprising six small cottages has been partially provided for, and it is 
the belief of Mr. Johnston that the v^hole will be secured by the end of 
the war ; and this will constitute the first major building project immediately 
following the great struggle. 

The farm, dairy, and orchards have again yielded bountifully. The 
delicious apples we enjoyed at Synod in the fall of 1941 lasted on into 
July of this year, when the fresh peaches took up the task of providing' 
for the children fresh fruit for their daily menu. The apples this year 
are not quite so bountiful but ample indeed for their need. Grain and 
hay crops have been good, and the noble herd of cows are doing their 
daily turn with a willing mind. 

There have been no deaths among the children this year. The pride 
of the institution is the degree of health of the children, their regular 
improvement in weight and physical appearance, and their ever increasing 
power of resistance against disease. No story of the Home is more inter- 



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esting and informing than that regarding the health of the children. But 
that is a story in itself and we can't go into it here. 

We are told that there has been a considerably larger turn-over this 
year in the population of the Home than usual. During the past twelve 
months 58 children have been received, and 61 have left the Home. The 
largest graduating class in the history of the institution was graduated 
this year — 41. Our attention is called to the fact that the greatest number 
of children received into the Home during the past year came from Wil- 
mington, Fayetteville, and Mecklenburg Presbyteries, in the order named. 
They think this undoubtedly reflects the abnormal community and home 
conditions which have been brought about in these areas with the coming 
of the army camps and defense projects. 

More than a hundred boys and girls from the Home are in the Armed 
Forces of the Nation. Practically every boy over seventeen years of age 
has gone into the service. This tells upon their athletic program, especially 
in football. Nothing but little boys are left to carry on with the heavy 
schedule which had been arranged for the larger and older boys. But 
they are doing it without a whimper. All glory to their spunk! 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1. That our churches be urged to continue their month by month 
contributions to the Home, thus enabling the Home to operate 
more economically. 

2. That we make full preparation for a liberal Thanksgiving offering 
for the Home, bearing in mind that about one-half of the support 
fund for the Home comes in with this offering. Further, that we 
cooperate most heartily with Mr. Rufus A. Grier, member from 
this Presbytery of the permanent committee on the Thanksgiving 
offering, in the plans that are being made for this day. And that 
in making our gifts this year we keep in mind the rising prices of 
food for daily sustenance. 

3. That the Presbytery express to Mr. Joseph B. Johnston, superin- 
tendent of the Home, its appreciation for his faithful, devoted, and 
efffcient leadership in the service of the Home for the past twenty 
years, and that we hereby pledge anew our loyalty and support 
for the future. 

Signed, J. M. WALKER, Chairman. 

Report on Resolutions — The Standing- Committee on Resolu- 
tions submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery wishes to record its humble gratitude to 
God for His blessings upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

We further wish to express our thanks to the Mallard Creek ChurcTi, 
her pastor and people, for the privilege of holding our 158th Stated 
Meeting here today. 

We would ilso record our appreciation of the way in which the ladies 
of this church have provided for our material needs with this abundance 
of good things to eat. 

We recommend that this report be adopted by a rising vote and that 
it be read to the congregation from the pulpit next Sunday morning. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEILL R. McGEACHY, Chairman. 
J. t. KUCK. 



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Change of Pastorate' — Rev. D. K. Snyder requested the disso- 
lution of the ])astoral relationship existing between himself 
and the Brainerd, Cameronian, Community and Rol:)erdell 
Churches. The churches concurred in the request throug"h 
written statements from the clerks of the respective congrega- 
tional meetings. The pastoral relationship was dissolved, and 
Mr. Snyder asked permission to accept a call from the Badin 
Church. The call from the Badin Church, which had been ap- 
proved by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, was 
placed in his hands and accepted by him. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install him as pastor in the Badin 
Church on Sunday, November 29, 1942, at 11 :00 A. M. : 

Rev. J. G. Garth to preside and propound the Constitutional Ques- 
tions; Rev. R. E. Watts to offer the dedicatory prayer; Rev. J. W. Stork 
to preach the sermon ; Rev. A. T. Taylor to charge the pastor ; Ruling 
Elder H. J. Spencer to charge the Congregation, and Ruling Elder B. F. 
Matthews as alternate to Mr. Spencer. 

Dissolution of a Church — Rev. C. H. Rowan, Chairman of the 
Executive Committee of Home Missions, submitted a special 
report for that committee, which was adopted and is as follows : 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions recommends : 

1. The dissolution of the Midland Presbyterian Church, and that the 
members be transferred to the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. 

2. That the church building be turned over to the Home Mission 
Committee to be used as it sees fit, and the land to be held by 
the Trustees of Presbytery to be sold subject to the approval 
of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. ROWAN, Chairman. 

Anniversary Meeting of Presbytery — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 
extended an invitation to Presbytery to meet in the Sugaw Creek 
Church for the fall meeting of 1943, at which meeting the Three 
Hundredth Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly will be 
emphasized. The invitation was accepted and Mr. McGeachy 
was authorized to form a committee, of which he is to be chair- 
man, to arrange the program for this meeting. 

Bible Cause — The report of the Permanent Cominitt'ee on 
Bible Cause was submitted by Rev. E. V. Wiley. The report was 
amended and adopted as follows : 

The one hope of a war-torn world is the acceptance of faith in Jesus 
Christ and the adoption of the way of life taught by Him. 

The one authentic record of Him and of that way of life is the Bible. 
Practically all the literate peoples of the earth could now read the message 
in their own tongues ... if this book could be placed in their hands. 



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The one agency of the American churches devoted exclusively to the 
M^orld-wide translation, publication, and distribution of the Bible is the 
American Bible Society. 

The churches of this Presbytery are now participating. in the Religious 
Education Advance. The Bible is the one true guide book for the program 
of the church. It must be distributed and read and then lovingly adopted 
as the Way by the members of the Armed Forces as well as the people 
in civilian life. 

Conscious of the real worth of the Bible to our world in this day of 
conflict and convinced that there is a need of its use among our own 
people as well as the peoples of the whole earth, your committee recom- 
mends that our church and people 

1. Remind themselves anew of the precious and indispensable char- 
acter of the Word of God ; 

2. Seek afresh the guidance wiiich it provides ; 

3. Pray for its spread throughout the world and for open hearts at 
home and abroad to receive it ; 

4. Join heartily in the support of the American Bible Society and 
the observance of Bible Sunday, December 6th, with special em- 
phasis upon the world crisis in the distribution of the Scripture, 
and offering be taken if the way be clear. 

5. Make a special effort to distribute the Scripture to the people within 
the bounds of the Presbytery and especially to those who join the 
Armed Forces of our Country. 

We also recommend that the officers of the churches of this Pres- 
bytery seek to maintain the full contribution to the American 
Bible Society of five-tenths of one per cent of its benevolence and 
missionary budget as recommended by the General Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. V. WILEY, Chairman. 
' GUY M. NEEL. 

A. JULIAN WARNER. 
RUFUS A. GRIER. 
W. B. NEIL. 
C. S. MASSEY. 

Installation of Pastors — ^The reports of the installation of 
Rev. Robert Turner and Rev. Dana Waters in their respective 
pastorates were presented and admitted to record as follows : 

The Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery to install Rev. Robert 
Turner as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, North Carolina, 
assembled at Monroe with all members of the Commission present: Rev. 
Neill R. McGeachy, Dr. James A. Jones, Dr. Hunter B. Blakely, Elder W. 
E. Price, and Alternates, Rev. R. H. Stone, and Elder W. A. Henderson. 
The chairman, Rev. McGeachy, called the meeting to order, and it was 
opened w^ith prayer by Dr. Hunter B. Blakely. Dr. Blakely was elected 
Clerk of the Commission. , 

Following the instrucfions of the Presbytery, Rev. McGeachy presided. 
Dr. James A. Jones preached the sermon, using the text: Acts 3:6 and 
the subject: "What Do We Have to Offer?" After the sermon, the con- 
stitutional questions were propounded by Mr. Geachy and were answered 
in the affirmative by Mr. Turner and the congregation. The installation 
prayer was led by Dr. Blakely. A charge was then delivered to the pastor 



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by Elder W. E. Price and to the congregation by Dr. Blakely. The bene- 
diction was pronounced by the new pastor, Mr. Turner. 
' The minutes of the meeting of the Commission were then read and 
approved. Upon motion, the meeting adjourned with prayer by Rev. 
R. H. Stone. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HUNTER B. BLAKELY, Clerk. 

Locust Presbyterian Church, 
July 29, 1942. 

The Commission appointed to ordain Mr. Dana Waters and to install 
him pastor of the Locust and Oakboro Presbyterian Churches met in the 
Locust Manse yard at 8:15 P. M., and was opened with prayer by the 
Chairman, Rev. J. L. Griggs. Rev. R. H. Stone was asked to serve as clerk 
to the Commission. Other members present were Elders J. A. Little and 
H. P. Efird of the First Presbyterian Church of Albemarle. 

Upon motion Mr. Harry J. Spencer was asked to sit with the Com- 
mission and take a part in its mission. 

The Commission took recess for a few minutes and united with the 
combined congregations of the Locust and Oakboro Presbyterian Churches 
meeting in the Locust Church. Rev. T. F. Huneycutt was present for this 
service. Rev. J. L. Griggs led in the worship. Elder J. A. Little led the 
opening prayer. The sermon was preached by Mr. Griggs, who then asked 
the constitutional questions. Both the pastor-elect and congregations hav- 
ing satisfactorily answered the questions, Mr. Waters was ordained by the 
laying on of hands and prayer. The Chairman declared that Rev. Dana 
Waters was regularly called and installed pastor of the Locust and Oak- 
boro Presbyterian Churches. 

The charge to the pastor was given by Rev. R. H. Stone. Rev. T. F. 
Huneycutt gave the charge to the congregations. This part was concluded 
with prayer led by Mr. H. J. Spencer. After the singing of a hymn the 
pastor pronounced the benediction. He was greeted by the congregations 
and their friends. 

The Commission reviewed and adopted its minutes and was adjourned 
with prayer. 

J. L. GRIGGS. Chairman. 
R. H. STONE, Clerk. 

Report on Nominations — -Rev. W. H. Johnston submitted the 
report for the Permanent Committee on nominations, which was 
adopted and is as follows: (See -Directory, members named to 
the class of 1945). 

Action Rescinded — Presbytery rescinded a former action, 
which appropriated $25 per year to cover expenses of the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief; l:)ut made available to the Chairman so much of this 
amount as may be necessary for expenses. 

New Members of Conunittee on Nominations — According;^ to 
the standing- rule of Presbytery nominations to fill vacancies on 
the Committee on Nominations were made from the floor of 



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Presbytery. This resulted in the choice of Rev. J. Walton 
Stewart, Rev. W. A. Alexander and Mr. W. B. Bradford for the 
class of 1945 on that committee. 

Locust Church Property — ^The following resolution was 
adopted l)y Presbytery : 

That Presbytery authorize its trustees to unite with the trustees of 
the Locust Presbyterian Church in conveying 0.66 of an acre of land, more 
or less, located on the highway near the Locust Manse, to P. E. Tucker 
in return for a similar amount that he will deed to our trustees. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. H. L. Reaves submitted a report for 
the Permanent Committee on Foreign Missions, which was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee reports : 

That, because the missionary sent out by the Church of the Living 
God is the outstanding agent and agency of goodwill in a world that is 
marred by hatred and conflict, and: 

Because the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions has been put 
to unusual expense in removing our missionaries from China, Japan and 
Korea, and also in transporting missionaries to fields now open and main- 
taining them under increasingly expensive living conditions, and: 

Because there are unprecedented opportunities for aggressive mission 
work in South America and other open mission fields, we make the fol- 
lowing recommendations : 

1. That the Foreign Mission season, January 1-February 7, 1943, be 
observed in all churches as a time for church-wide re-dedication 
to the world task of Christian missions ; that all our ministers be 
urged to preach frequently and fervently on^ missions ; and that 
the whole Church be called to her knees before God in prayer and 
earnest supplication for this work. 

2. That every church in the Presbytery, with its organizations, be 
asked to observe January 31-February 7, 1943 as a week of prayer 
and self-denial for Foreign Missions, and that all Sessions be 
urged to arrange for supplemental offerings in the churches. 

3. That all church organizations be urged to study the mission study 
book, "On This Foundation : Evangelical Witness in Latin Amer- 
ica," during the Foreign Mission season. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY L. REAVES. 
B. F. YANDELL. 

Synod's Home Missions — An informal report from the Perma- 
nent Committee on Synod's Home Missions, presented bv Rev. 
C. H. Rowan, was received as information. The matter of supple- 
mentary offerings to be taken in the churches was left in the 
hands of the Stewardshii:* Committee of Presbytery. 



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Bills and Overtures — This committee reported that no busi- 
ness had come into its hands. 

Judicial Committee — This committee reported that no mat- 
ters had been referred to it for action. 

l^inutes of the General Assembly — Rev. W. G. Thomas pre- 
sented the report for the Standing Committee on the Minutes 
of the General Assembly, which was adopted and is as follows : 

We call Presbytery's attention to the following actions of the Assembly: 

1. Pages 67 and 68: Chapter IX "Of The Holy Spirit" and Chapter 
X "Of The Gospel" are now integral parts of the Confession of 
Faith. 

2. Page 71 : The Book of Church Order does not give the Stated Clerk 
of Presbytery the right to grant a letter of dismissal to a minister 
without the formal action of Presbytery. 

3. Pages 86 and 87 : Presbyteries are requested to duplicate the con- 
tribution of 1939 to the Permanent Committee on Evangelism. 

4. Page 167: Ministers entering the chaplaincy should resign from 
their pastorates. 

5. Page 92 : Pastorates of ministers reaching age seventy automatically 
terminate. 

Leave to Labor Outside Bounds — Presbytery granted Rev. 
W. A. Nicholson leave to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery 
for one year. 

Compensation for Clerks — The resolution, docketed at the 
last stated meeting, providing for the change of pay to the 
Permanent Clerk and the Assistant Clerk from $15 to' $20 per 
year, payable $5 at each stated meeting, was adopted and made 
a part of the* standing rules of Presbytery. 

Revision of the Roll of Candidates for the Ministry — The fol- 
lowing candidates for. the ministry were dropped from Pres- 
bytery's roll : Andrew Ausker Hill and Samuel Jefiferson Mc- 
Elroy at their own request; Paul Brown Fry, James Harold 
Knox and John Chester Morrison for failure to keep Presbytery 
advised of their progress in study and intentions as to contin- 
uing their preparation for the ministry. 

Report of Commissioner to the General Assembly — Ruling 
Elder Paul R. Sheahan reported in writing his attendance as a 
commissioner to the General Assembly at Knoxville, Tennessee 
in May, 1942. 



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Amendments to the Book of Church Order — Presbytery voted 
to post])one consideration of the Amendments to the Book of 
Church Order sent down from the General Assembly. These two 
items are to be docketed for the morning- session of the Winter 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting — Presbytery accepted the 
invitation of the Plaza Church for the Winter Stated Meeting on 
January 19, 1943. 

Nomination of Moderator — Rev. Geo. P. Stevens was nomi- 
nated for Moderator of the next m.eeting of Presbytery. 

Adoption of Minutes — The minutes of this session were read 
and adopted. 

Adjournment — After the closing prayer was offered by Rev. 
M. B. Prince, Jr., Presbytery stood adjourned to meet in the 
Plaza Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, on Tuesdav, Jan- 
uary 19, 1943, at 10:00 A. M. 

W. REID GARRISON, Moderator. 

B. F. YANDELL, Acting Permanent Clerk. 

A. JULIAN WARNER, Acting Assistant Clerk. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 




inuieS 



of 









159th Stated Session 
Plaza Church — January 19, 1943 

160th Stated Session 
Steele Creek Church — April 20, 1943 

* -A- * ^ 



Next Stated Sessions 
Benton Heights Church — July 20, 1943 
Sugaw Creek Church — October 19, 1943 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery- 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners 'to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. ReHef 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 
Popular Meetings on Religious 

Education 

New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convene at 10:00 A. ^l. 
on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 3 

DIRECTORY 

Rev. G. P. Stevens, Moderator, Winter Meeting 
Rev. B. F. Yandell, Moderator, Spring Meeting 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk (1943) 
Rev. W. A. Nicholson, Permanent Clerk (1943) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Assistant Clerk (1943) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1944) 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944) 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Clerk 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 
Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1944— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1946— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 
T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1943 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte ; Mr. James J. Harris, Charlotte ; 

Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte; Mr. Ivey W. Stewart, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte ; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Charlotte ; Mr. 

Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte; Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 

1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Hunter Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1943— Mr. T. R. Stewart, Charlotte. 
1944 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 
1945— Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1943— Rev. W. H. Frazer, Mr. J. W. Thomson, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. C. H. Rowan, Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier, Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. C. D. Whiteley, 
Mr. W. Reid Garrison, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. R. E. Watts, 
Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro ; Mr. Morgan B. Speir, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. Robert Turner, 
Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte ; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1943 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Rev. A. Julian Warner, Mr. H. J. Allison, 
Charlotte ; Mr. Hunter Marshall, Charlotte. 

1944 — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. W. G. Thomas, Mr. Thomas Gra- 
ham, Charlotte; Mr. R. L. Price, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr., Rev. C. N. Morrison, Dr. E. H. Hand, 
Pineville ; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory Committee to the General Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. ^ 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Mr. W. E. Price, 

Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. John R. Rosebro. 
1943— Rev. H. L. Reaves, Dr. E. H. Hand, Pineville. 
1944_Rev. A. T. Taylor, Mr. E. M. Neel, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. John R. Rosebro, Mr. W. D. Loy, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1943— Mr. J. D. Ramsey, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon, Charlotte. 
1945- Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. R. F. Boyd. 

1943— Rev. A. J. Warner, Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. W. B. Neill, Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhaw. 

1945— Rev. R. F. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1, Charlotte. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1943— Rev. J. W. Stork, Mr. Edward G. Hayes, Rt. 5, Charlotte. 
1944 — Rev. F. R. McAlister, Mr. James W, Armstrong, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

1943 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Mr. J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet. 
1944 — Rev. A. J. Warner, Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Mr, George E. Wilson, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

1943_Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin, Mr. Paul R. Sheahan, Charlotte. 
1944_Rev. H. B. Blakely, Mr. N. C. White, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev. W. H. Frazer, Mr. Thos. M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 

Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1943, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 1944, Rev. W. R. 
Buhler; 1945, Rev. M. R. Gibson. 

3. Languages— 1943, Rev. J. A. Redhead; 1944, Rev. J. L. Russell; 1945, 
Rev. A. J. Warner. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1943, Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; 1944, Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn; 1945, Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1943, Rev. C. R. Nisbet; 1944, Rev. 
J. S. Nisbet; 1945, Rev. R. E. Watts. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric — 1943, Rev. W. G. Thomas ; 

1944, Rev. Jas. A. Jones; 1945, Rev. J. W. Stork. 

7. Church History— 1943, Rev. J. G. Garth; 1944, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 

1945, Rev. C D. Whiteley. 

8. Theology— 1943, Rev. W. H. Frazer, Rev. Gary R. Blain ; 1944, Rev. 
Chas. M. Boyd, Rev. J. L. Griggs ; 1945, Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, 
Rev. R. A. Young. 

9. Church Government and Sacraments — 1943, Rev. W. T. Smith, Rev. 
J. P. H. McNatt; 1944, Rev. W. A. Brown, Rev. F. C. Debele ; 1945, 
Rev. R. F. Boyd, Rev. W. B. Neill. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — 1943, Rev. J. S. Nisbet; 1944, 
Rev. R. H. Stone; 1945, Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

Foreign M.issions: 

Chairman — Rev. Geo. P. Stevens. 

1943— Rev. Geo. P. Stevens, Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. B. F. Yandell, Dr. Oren Moore. 

1945— Rev. D. K. Snyder, Mr. A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. C. D. Whiteley. 

1943— Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. H. J. 
Spencer, Charlotte. 

1944— Rev. C. H. Rowan; Rev. R. H. Stone, Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. W. A. Alexander, Rev. J. W. Stewart. Mr. W. B. Bradford, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1943— Rev. A. H. Key, Mr. Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte. 
1944— Rev. J. C. Grier, Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 
1945— Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Mr. J. C. Crowell, Charlotte. 



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Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

1943 — Rev. Dana Waters, Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro. 
1944— Rev. A. W. Shaw. Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. A. T. Taylor, Mr. R. L. Willis, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 

Ste^v^ardship: 

Chairman — Rev. J. G. Garth. 

1943— Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. S. B. McLean. 

1944 — Rev. H. L. Reaves, Dr. Thos. D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 

1945 — Mr. Herbert C. Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

1943— Rev. C. H. Little, Mr. W. R. Sadler. Paw Creek. 

1944— Rev. A. A. Walker, Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. W. G. Thomas, Mr. John A. Kirk, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 

Woman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1943— Rev. J. C. Grier, Mr. W. A. Jamison, Charlotte. 

1944 — Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Mr. Robert S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Christian Education Movement: 

Chairman — lylr. McAlister Carson. 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. R. E. Watts, Mr. 

McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Dr. Hamilton McKay, Charlotte. 

Defense Service Council: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Robert Turner; Rev. C. H. Rowan, Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. A. J. 

Warner, Rev. R. A. Young, Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte; Mr. E. E. 

Tones. Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 

Rev. N. R. McGeachy; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. M. E. Sentelle, D. D. 

2. G. P. Stevens 

3. J. W. Grier 

4. R. J. Mcllwaine 

5. C. H. Little 

6. R. S. Burwell, D. D. 

7. J. G. Garth 

8. J. W. Stork, D. D. 

9. R. H. M. Brown 

10. J. M. Walker, D. D. 

11. W. C. Underwood 

12. W. H. Frazer, D. D. 

13. Q. N. Huneycutt. Th. D. 

14. T. F. Huneycutt 

15. M. E. Peabody 

16. W. B. S. Chandler 

17. A. A. Walker, D. D. 

18. C. C. Beam 

19. S. B. McLean 

20. W. H. Johnston 

21. J. C. McGehee 

22. C. H. Rowan 

23. B. F. Yandell 

24. W. C. Copeland 

25. J. C. Grier 

26. W. G. Thomas 

27. T. R. Alexander 

28. A. T. Taylor 

29. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

30. H. C. Carmichael 

31. W. A. Nicholson 

32. W. B. Neill 

33. A. H. Eraser 

34. M. R. Gibson 

35. J. P. H. McNatt 

36. C. D. Whiteley, D. D. 

37. R. A. Young, D. D. 

38. Chas. M. Boyd, D. D. 

39. Julian S. Sibley, D. D. 

40. A. H. Key 

41. E. V. Wiley 

42. Leonard T. Gill • 

43. Alfred L. Roberts 



44. W. I. Howell, Jr. 

45. Theo. B. Anderson 

46. D. K. Snyder 

47. John A. Redhead, Jr., D. D. 

48. W. C. C. Foster 

49. W. C. Smith 

50. J. C Neville 

51. Ben T. Harrop 

52. J, E. Mcjunkin 

53. Thomas H. Mitchell 

54. C. N. Morrison 

55. W. T. Smith 

56. Hunter B. Blakely, D. D. 

57. Jas. A. Jones, D. D. 

58. H. L. Reaves 

59. A. Julian Warner 

60. J. S. Nisbet, D. D. 

61. J. L. Russell 

62. W. R. Buhler 

63. Jno. R. Rosebro, D. D. 

64. A. W. Shaw 

65. F. R. McAlister 

66. Neill R. McGeachy 

67. R. H. Stone 

68. R. E. Watts 

69. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

70. Gary R. Blain, D. D. 

71. Wm. A. Brown 

72. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph. D. 

73. W. A. Alexander, D. D. 

74. E. L. Flanagan 

75. L. L. Little, D. D. 

76. Paul P. Thrower 

77. J. L. Griggs 

78. Holmes Rolston, D. D. 

79. Robert F. Boyd 

80. Robert Turner 

81. Dana Waters 

82. F. C. Debele, Jr. 

83. Charles G. McClure 

84. Samuel M. Inman 

85. Wm. H. Boyd 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Albemarle First J. J. Shoe 

Concord Road 

Albemarle Second W. H. Boyce 

Park Avenue 

Allan J. B. Yarborough 

Rt. 4, Monroe 

Amay James Edgar Goodwin 

504 E. Boundary St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Artiity J. C. Kuck 

Rt. 1, Charlotte 

Badin L. A. Fesperman 

90 Maple St. 
Badin, N. C. 

Banks J. S. Howey 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams 

Rt. 2, Monroe 

Bethany J- T. Rowell 

Rt. 4, Monroe 

Bethel W. J. Knox 

Rt. 2, Huntersville 

Bethlehem I. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail 

Beulah - J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe 

Biscoe W. T. Ewing 

Biscoe 

Brainerd D. E. Blue 

East Rockingham 

Caldwell Memorial R. B. Collins 

339 Clement Ave. 

Camden C. H. Trexler 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro 

Cameronian Charles McLendon 

Pee Dee Mill No. 1 
Rockingham 

Camp Greene C. F. McPherson 

301 Palmer St. 
Charlotte 

Candor C. Dowd 

Candor 



Treasurer 

O. G. Whitley 
1044 Pee Dee Ave. 

Clyde O. Josey 
Park Avenue 

Geo. W. Griffin 
Rt. 4, Monroe 

Clyde Bryant 

1901 Edmund St., Apt. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

James P. Sample 
Rt. 2, Charlotte 

S. E. Beck 
Badin, N. C 



Murray Cunningham 
Rt. 3, Waxhaw 

L. C. Newton 
General Delivery 
Monroe 

W. L. Rape 
Rt. 4, Monroe 

H. B. Knox 
Davidson. N. C. 

I. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail 

J. P. Belk 
Rt. 1, Monroe 

J. E. Maness 
Biscoe 

Mrs. J. U. Thrower 
East Rockingham 

R. K. Walker 
2010 Vail Ave 

Miss Ethel Hildreth 
Rt. 3, Wadesboro 

J. M. Bethune 
Rt. 3, Rockingham 

G. T. Woodside 
2201 Greene St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Page McCauley 
Candor 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Central Steele Creek R. R. Grier 

Rt. 3, Charlotte 

Charlotte First , W. B. Bradford 

721 Hawthorne Lane 

Charlotte Second Jas. T. Porter 

1207 S. Boulevard 

Commonwealth W. W. Kiser 

Rt. 2, Charlotte 

Community John Cox 

Rockingham 

Cooks Memorial R. F. Dunn 

Rt. 9, Charlotte 

Cornelius W. C. Blakely 

Cornelius, N. C. 

Ellerbe J. H. McRae 

Ellerbe, N. C. 

Hamlet S. O. Bauersfeld 

410 Entwistle St. 
Hamlet, N. C. 

Hawley Memorial Dr. J. M. Boyce 

Polkton 

Hopewell T. W. Stewart 

Rt. 1, Huntersville 

Huntersville John R. Barnette 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Lee Park Grady Williams 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Lilesville Ben R. Wall 

Lilesville, N. C. 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Macedonia Daniel J. McCaskill 

Candor, N. C. 

Mallard Creek W. B. Bingham 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Marshville E. E. Marsh, Sr. 

Marshville, N. C. 



Treasurer 

T. M. Blackwelder 
Rt. 1, Pineville 

W. N. Ward 

1934 Crescent Ave. 

Mrs. Jas T. Porter 
1207 S. Boulevard 

F. W. Collins 

1307 Greenwood Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Pink Sutton 
Rockingham 

W. O. Rozzelle 
Rt. 9. Charlotte 

Frank Washam 
Cornelius, N. C. 

W. S. McRae 
■ Ellerbe, N. C 

C. M. Pepper 
303 Henderson St. 
Hamlet, N. C. 

Mrs. Ed Billingslee 
Polkton, N. C. 

J. M. Blythe 
Rt. 9. Charlotte 



J. M. Blythe 
Huntersville, N. 



C. 



Thad Biggers 
Indian Trail, N. C. 

T. H. Baker 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Wall 
Lilesville, N. C. 

T. M. Hartsell 
Stanfield, N. C. 



H. Y. Galloway 
Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Miss Ora Lee 
Marshville, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Marks Creek W. A. Wilkes 

Cognac 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Marston, N. C. 

Matthews G. C. Alexander 

Rt. 1, Matthews 

McGee N. C. Long 

314 N. Hoskins Ave. 
Charlotte 

McLean Memorial W. M. Lovin 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson 

Monroe 

Morgan Memorial A. R. Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Morven W. E. Steagall 

Morven 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin 

Mt. Gilead 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall 

/ Rt. 5, Charlotte 

Myers Park A. J. Beall 

Commercial Bank Bldg. 
, ' Charlotte 

Nevin J. H. Stewart 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Newell S. B. Wilson 

Newell 

Norman C. E. Martin 

Norman 

North Charlotte B. B. Young 

810 E. 36th St. 
Charlotte 

Norwood J. H. McSwain 

Norwood 

Oakboro E. O. Ross 

Box 196 
Oakboro 

Pageland D. E. Clark 

Pageland, S. C. 



Treasurer 

H. C. McRae 
Hamlet, N. C. 

W. D. McKay 
Marston, N. C. 

J. W. Russell 
Matthews 

R. C. Alexander 

3011 Tuckaseege Road 

Charlotte 

J, D. McLean 
Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

D. B. Gettys 
Monroe 

A. R. Williams 
Rt. 2, Stanfield 

W. R. Gaddy 
Morven 

Willie Mclnnis 
Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

G. T. McAuley 
Mt. Gilead 

W. M. Berryhill 
Rt. 5, Charlotte 

C B. Ross 

2338 Roswell Ave. 

Charlotte 

J. W. Gettys 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C 

Geo. Caldwell 
Rt. 7. Charlotte 

C. E. Martin 
Norman 

J. E. McQuown 
3220 N. Alexander St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Miss Virginia Barnhart 
Norwood 

Miss Viola Ross 
Box 196 
Oakboro, N. C. 

Dr. A. T. Munn 
Pageland, S. C. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Paw Creek G. A. Todd 

Paw Creek 

Peachland X. V. Howell 

Peachland 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead 

Philadelphia J. W. Morris 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. 

Pineville W. A. Rogers 

Pineville 

Plaza C. A. Kirkpatrick 

1315 Matheson Ave. 
Charlotte 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal 

Rt. 1, Matthews 

Ramah Jno. G. Caldwell 

Rt. 1, Huntersville 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker 

Roberdell 

Robinson Perry C. Hood 

Rt. 1, Harrisburg 

Rockingham J. D. Cameron 

Rockingham 

Rourk J. C. Watson 

Rt. 3, Rockingham 

St. Andrews B. R. Howell 

220 Bacon Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside 

1801 The Plaza ' 
Charlotte 

Salem George Timmons 

Rt. 1, Marshville 

Selwyn Avenue B. S. Gray 

3012 Selwyn Ave. 
Charlotte 



Treasurer 

Wm. A. Cathey 
Chadwick Station 
Charlotte, N. C. 



Mrs. W. C. Ussery 
Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead 

Clifford McLean 
C. Rt. 1, Charlotte 

Robert C. Hair 
Pineville 

J. L. Fesperman, Sr. 
3908 Monroe Road 
Charlotte 

C. C. Carothers 
Pineville 

Oliver Howard 
Waxhaw 

C. D. Bradford 
Rt. 1, Huntersville 



Mrs. A. L. Gordon 
Roberdell 

V. H. Brawley 
Rt. 8, Charlotte 

M. C. McLeod 
Rockingham 

A. M. Blakely 
Rt. 3, Rockingham 

A. A. Clark 
Rt. 5, Charlotte 

T. Mack Hill 
1715 The Plaza 
2117 Picardy Place 

Mrs. L. T. Gill 
Box 197 
Pageland, S. C. 

Dr. W. P. Weeks 
2117 Picardy Place 
Charlotte 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches 


Clerk of Session 


Treasurer 


Sharon 


H. B. Hunter 

Marsh Road 


Chas. A. Hunter 
630 Marsh Road 
Charlotte, N. C. 


Siler 


Avery Plyler 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 


Carr Price 
Rt. 5, Monroe 


Six Mile Creek 


S. L. LaFrage 

Rt. 2, Fort Mill, S. C. 


J. R. Perry 

15 Academy St. 


Stanfield 




> 


Steele Creek 


R. A. Grier 

Rt. 3, Charlotte 


Otto C. Brown 
Rt. 3, Charlotte 


Stephenson 


Frank Kimbrell 

Indian Trail 


i rl i* ki 1 


Sugaw Creek 


J. P. Robinson 

1324 Biltmore Drive 
Charlotte 


Z. V. Kiser 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 


Tabernacle 


0. L. Efird 

Rt. 2, Marshville 


C. C. Moore 
Rt. 2, Marshville 


Tenth Avenue 


......L. S. Boyd 

312 W. 9th St. 
Charlotte 


A. Reece Pegram 
2049 Greenway Ave. 
Charlotte 


Thomasboro 


H. P. Cathey 

322 Hovis Circle 
Charlotte 


J. S. Bennett 
3039 Florida Ave. 
Charlotte 


Troy 


C. N. Eckerson 

Troy 


C W. Safrit 
Troy 


Turner 


J. C. Richardson 

Rt. 5, Monroe 


D. E. Glenn 
Rt. 5, Monroe 


Unionville 


J. Fred Medlin 

Rt. 2, Monroe 


Paul E. Griffin 
Rt. 2, Monroe 


Wadesboro 


C. A. Bland 

West Avenue 
Wadesboro 


Mrs. Chase Baughn 
West Wade Street 
Wadesboro 


Walkersville 


S. H. McCain 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 


H. L. Strawn 
Rt. 2, Waxhaw 


Waxhaw 


T. R. Nisbet 

Waxhaw 


T. N. Massey 
Waxhaw 


West Avenue 


R. L. Smith 

2339 Morton St. 
Charlotte 


Richard Wilkinson 
513 Grandin Rd. 
Charlotte 


Westminster 


H. G. Robinson 

1418 Kenilworth Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 


W. D. Lawing 
409 Tremont Ave. 
Charlotte 


Williams Memorial .. 


J. I. Hutchison 

Rt. 9, Charlotte 


E. L. McConnell 
Rt. 9, Charlotte 


Wilmore 


H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce St. 
Charlotte 


H. K. Youngblood 
508 Spruce St. 
Charlotte 



THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINTH STATED SESSION 
OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

^ The Plaza Church, 

January 19, 1943 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Fifty-Ninth Stated Session in the Plaza Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C. at 10:00 A. M., January 19, 1943. The court 
was called to order by the Moderator, Ruling Elder W. Reid 
Garrison, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. J. W. Grier. 

At the request of the Moderator the opening sermon was 
preached by Rev. Neill R. McGeachy from the text, Philippians 
3:10. 

History of the Plaza Church — The history of the Plaza Church 
was read by the pastor. Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. It was 
adopted and is as follows : 

This Church had its beginning in a Sunday School organized in one 
of the rooms of the Belmont Public School building on the fourth Sunday 
of February, 1905. The first building was erected on the corner of Pegram 
and St. George streets and was dedicated in September, 1907. 

At a meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery on September 18, 1907 a 
Commission was appointed to organize a Church in response to a petition 
signed by forty-seven names who thus signified their wish to become 
charter members. The organization was effected on October 6th, 1907, 
and was called 'The Pegram Street Presbyterian Church." 

During the pastorate of Rev. I. E. Wallace, D. D., a lot was bought 
at the corner of Mecklenburg Ave. and The Plaza. A building was erected 
at an approximate cost of $20,000 to serve as a permanent Educational 
Building and a temporary Sanctuary. The first service was held in this 
building on May 16, 1926 and the nam,e of the organization changed to 
'The Plaza Presbyterian Church." At this time the membership was about 
one hundred fifty. 

Rev. Harry K. Holland began his work as pastor of this Church on 
November 20, 1932. During his ministry much progress was made. He 
resigned in January 1941. 

Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. began his work as pastor on April 15, 

1941. A Church Building was erected at a cost of approximately $32,000 

adjacent to the Educational Building and the first service held in it 

on April 5, 1942. At present the Church Membership is about 450 and 

the Sunday School enrollment 400. The total indebtedness is $15,000. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 



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Ministers: G. P. Stevens, J. W. Grier, C H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. 
Stork, J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, A. A. Walker, W. 
H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, A. L. McDuffie, J. C. Grier, 
W. G. Thomas,, W. W. Akers, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. 
Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, 
J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, W. L Howell, Jr., T. B. Anderson, 
D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, C. N. 
Morrison, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, Jas. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. 
Julian Warner, W. R. Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. 
McAlister, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, 
Jr., Gary R. Blain, Wm. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, E. L. Flanagan, 
Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston, Robert F. Boyd, Robert 
Turner, Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, Jr., C, G. McClure, S. M. Inman. — 59. 

Ruling Elders: W. H. Thompson, Albemarle Second; W. D. Stanford, 
Amity; L. A. Fesperman, Badin; J. E. Williams, Benton Heights; W. 
B. Long, Bethlehem; E. G. Cochrane, Caldwell Memorial; C. H. Trexler, 
Camden; C. B. Choate, Central Steele Creek; McAlister Carson, Char- 
lotte First; W. M. Bogart, Charlotte Second; J. W. Lowry, Commonwealth; 
J. F. Patterson, Hopewell; M. G. Gibson, Huntersville ; E. J. Stinson, 
Indian Trail; E. W. Christenbury, Mallard Creek; W. Harvey Morrison, 
Monroe First; H. G. Rhine, Mulberry; J. W. Thomson, Myers Park; 
W. G. Shields, Nevin ; J. M. Russell, Newell; Frank Story, Norman; 
R. W. Summerville, Paw Creek; R. J. McEwen, Philadelphia; J. R. 
Miller, Pineville ; C. A. Kirkpatrick, Plaza; L. M. Rea, Providence; J. W 
DeWese, Ramah ; W. W. Faires, Robinson; J. W. Craig, Jr., St. Andrews; 
J. W. Kiser, St. Paul ; D. F. Westmoreland, Selwyn Avenue ; J. V. Brown, 
Sharon; R. W. Davenport, Steele Creek; W. Reid Garrison, Sugaw Creek; 
L. S. Boyd, Tenth Avenue ; H. P. Cathey, Thomasboro ; L. L. Drake, 
Wadesboro; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw; David I. Hirsch, West Avenue; 
W. T. Dunlop, Westminster ; J. I. Hutchison, Williams Memorial. — 41. 

Visiting Brethren: The following were introduced and invited to sit 
as visiting brethren : Frank A. Brown, Norfolk Presbytery ; P. Frank 
Price, Montgomery Presbytery. 

Election of Moderator — Rev. George P. Stevens, who was 
nominated at the last stated session, was unanimously elected 
to serve as moderator of this meeting. 

Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. J. Walton 
Stewart, Jr. presented the following report of the Committee 
on Arrangements which was adopted : 

Presbytery will convene at 10:00 A. M., take recess for lunch at 
12:45, reconvene at 2:15, hear Rev. Frank A. Brown in a missionary 
address at 3 :00, for the transaction of other business follow the docket 
as outlined by Stated Clerk, and adjourn at will. 

Appointment of Standing Committees — The Moderator an- 
nounced the appointment of the following Standing Commit- 
tees : 

Bills and Overtures: W. Reid Garrison, W. H. Frazer, J. A. Redhead, 
Jr. 



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Judicial: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, C. M. Boyd. 

Records of Presbytery: F. R. McAlister, W. B. Neill, Paul P. Thrower. 

Resolutions: E. V. Wiley, R. E. Watts, Holmes Rolston. 

Ministers Dismissed — At his own request Rev. W. C. Mc- 
Lauchlin was granted a certificate of dismission to the Presby- 
tery of Winston-Salem. 

Rev. A. L. McDuffie requested the dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship existing between himself and the Candor, Biscoe, 
and Macedonia churches. The churches concurring, the request 
was granted; and Mr. McDuffie was granted a certificate of 
dismission to Florida Presbytery. 

Rev. W. W. Akers was granted a certificate of dismission 
to Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

Changing Terms of Call — The Thomasboro Church requested 
permission to change the terms of the call with reference to 
the pastor's salary — from $1800 to $2100 per year — effective as 
of January 1, 1943. The request was granted. 

Report of Commission on the Minister and His Work — The 

Commission on the Minister and His Work submitted its report 
to Presbytery. The report was admitted to record and is as fol- 
lows : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work is now com- 
posed of the following: 

Rev. Wm. H. Frazer, D. D., Chairman 

Rev. John A. Redhead, D. D. 

Rev. C. H. Rowan 

Mr. Rufus A. Grier 

Mr. Buford Patterson 

Mr' J. William Thomson, Jr., Secretary 

The commission has held two meetings since the last meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Elder J. Wm. Thomson, Jr., of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 
was elected Secretary of the Commission. 

The Commission approved the i equest of the Selwyn Avenue Presby- 
terian Church, that they be allowed to extend a call to Rev. Samuel M. 
Inman, of the Mizpah Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va. At a later 
meeting, this call was found in order and, after its approval, the Com- 
mission ordered it to be presented to Presbytery. 

Rev. R. H. Stone, who has been supplying the Walkerville Group 
and the Roberdell Group of Churches, was given permission to continue 
in this capacity. 

The Commission granted permission to the Wilmore Presbyterian 
Church to employ Rev. J. S. Sibley as Temporary Supply. 

Respectfully submitted; 

W. H. FRAZER, Chairman 
J, Wm. Thomson, Jr., Secretary 



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Minister Received — Rev. S. M. Inman presented a certificate 
of membership and transfer from East Hanover Presbytery and 
applied for admission into the membership of our Presbytery. 
After the usual examinations, which were sustained as satis- 
factory, he was enrolled as a member of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery upon signing the obligations required of its members by 
the Presbytery. 

A call from the Selwyn Avenue Church for the pastoral ser- 
vices of Rev. S. M. Inman, having been approved to the Presby- 
tery by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, was 
placed in his hands and accepted by him. The following com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Inman as pastor of the 
Selwyn Avenue Church : 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Chairman; Rev. C. M. Boyd, Rev. J. S. Sibley, 
alternate minister, Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr., RuHng Elder W. E. Price, 
alternate Elder J. L. Ranson. Rev. J. M. Gettys of Bethel Presbytery was 
invited to serve on the commission. The assignment of parts and other 
arrangements of the installation were left to the discretion of the com- 
mission. 

Proposed Amendments — The proposed amendments to the 
Book of Church Order which were sent' down by the General 
Assembly to the Presbytery were acted on as follows : Amend- 
ing Paragraph 122, disapproved ; Addition of Paragraph 303, 
approved. 

Retirement of Ministers — The Home Mission Committee re- 
quested some information as to whether the retirement of 
ministers at the age of seventy is compulsory. This request 
was referred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
for investigation and later report. • 

Erdman Love Chapel — A group of people who live in the Erd- 
man Love Chapel community presented a request to Presbytery 
that some form of organization be provided so that they may 
join the Presbyterian Church. This request was referred to 
the Home Mission Committee for a reply after conference with 
the Committee on Location of Churches. 

The following answer was given by the Home Mission Com- 
mittee: 

In answer to the communication from the group of petitioners at the 
Erdman Love Chapel on Beaty's Ford Road Mecklenburg Presbytery com- 
mends this group for their enthusiasm and zeal in the work. In view 
of this request for some sort of organization to provide for church mem- 
bership, we recommend the following answer : That we approve the idea 



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and request of these petitioners for reception into the Presbyterian Church, 
and we recommend that they be taken under the care of the Session of 
the Williams Memorial Church, and that the Session of the Williams 
Memorial Church meet at the Chapel to receive members and cooperate 
in every w^ay possible. We further thank the pastor and Session of the 
Williams Memorial Church for their kind offer to assist in this new 
enterprise for the Kingdom. 

Ministers Installed — The Commission previously appointed 
by Presbytery to install Rev. F. C. Debele, Rev. C. G. McClure, 
and Rev. D. K. Snyder in their respective pastorates reported 
the work completed. The reports were admitted to record and 
are as follows : 

The commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install the 
Rev. F. C. Debele, Jr., as Pastor of the Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church was composed of the following members : 

Dr. Charles R. Nisbet, Chairman. 

Rev. Robert F. Boyd, to deliver the sermon. 

Elder Harry J. Spencer, to charge the Pastor. 

Dr. James A. Jones, to charge the congregation. 

Elder W. H. Belk. 

Elder J. W. Thomson. 

The commission met Sunday night, October 25th at 7:20 P. M. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Dr. Nisbet. On motion duly made and 
seconded Elder J. W. Thomson was elected Secretary. 

Dr. Nisbet, Chairman of the commission presided at the installation 
services. Rev. R, F. Boyd, pastor of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 
delivered the sermon from Rev. 1, 1-6. 

Dr. Nisbet, propounded the qrestions to the Pastor elect and to the 
congregation. Having received the proper answers, he declared the Rev. 
Debele as duly installed. 

Elder Harry J. Spencer, of the Second Presbyterian Church gave a 
solemn charge to the Minister and Dr. James A. Jones charged the con- 
gregation as to its duties. 

The services were closed with the Benediction, pronounced by Rev. 
Debele. 

Following these services, the commission approved the reading of the 
minutes and were dismissed with prayer. 

CHAS. R. NISBET, Chairman of the Commission 
J. W. THOMSON, Secretary of the Commission 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at' Plaza Church, Jan. 
19, 1943. 

Your Commission to install Rev. Charles G. McClure as Pastor of 
Caldwell Memorial Church convened at that church on Sunday, Nov. 
8th, 1942, at 7 :00 P. M. Those present were Dr. Wm. A. Alexander, chair- 
man. Dr. Wm. H. Frazer, Dr. James A. Jones, and Ruling Elders Tom 



j8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Glasgow, J. Wm. Thomson and H. J. Spencer. The only member of the 
Commission not present was Dr. Chas. R. Nisbet who was out of the city. 

The Commission was called to order by the Chairman and the meeting 
was opened with prayer. H. J. Spencer was elected Clerk. 

The Commission then went into the church service with the Caldwell 
Memorial congregation. Mr. Glasgow presided through the first part of 
the service and read as the Scripture Lesson Acts 1 : 1-12. 

Dr. Alexander preached the sermon and presided during the remainder 
of the service. His theme was "The Witnessing Church" and his text 
was Acts 1:8. 

At the conclusion of the sermon, Dr. Alexander propounded the consti- 
tutional questions to the Pastor and to the Congregation, and pronounced 
the pastoral relation consummated. 

The Charge to the Pastor was delivered by Dr. Frazer and the Charge 
to the Congregation by Dr .Jones. At the conclusion of these charges. 
Dr. Frazer offered the Installation Prayer. The Benediction was pro- 
nounced by the new Pastor, Mr. McClure. 

After the service the Commission met again and approved the Minutes 
of their meeting, after which they adjourned with prayer. 

W. A ALEXANDER, Chairman 
H. J. SPENCER, Clerk 

Charlotte, N. C. 
Nov. 8, 1942. 

To Mecklenburg- Presbytery, in session at Plaza Church, 
Jan. 19, 1943. 

Your Commission appointed to install Rev. D. K. Snyder as Pastor of 
Badin Church met in that church on Sunday, Nov. 29th, 1942 at 10:45 
A. M. Those present were Rev. J. G. Garth, Chairman, Dr. J. W. Stork, 
Rev. A. T, Taylor and H. J. Spencer. Other members of the Commission, 
Rev. R. E. Watts and B. F. Matthews, were unable to attend. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer and H. J. Spencer was appointed Clerk. 

Following the organization, the Commission went into the Church 
Service at 11 :00 o'clock. Mr. Garth presided. Dr. Stork preached the ser- 
mon from 1 Cor. 1 : 23-24. Mr. Garth then propounded the constitutional 
questions to the Pastor and Congregation and declared the pastoral 
relation consummated. Mr. Taylor then delivered the charge to the 
Pastor and Mr. Spencer the charge to the Congregation. At the conclu- 
sion of the service the Benediction was pronounced by the Pastor. 

After the service the Commission met once more and approved the 
minutes after which they adjourned with prayer. 



Badin, N. C. 
Nov. 29, 1942. 



J. G. GARTH, Chairman 
H. J. SPENCER, Clerk 



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Recess — Recess was taken until 2:15 P. M. The closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. J. G. Garth. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. P. Frank Price. 

Election of Conunissioners — The first order of bulsiness 
for the afternoon session was the election of Commissioners 
to the General Assembly meeting in Montreat, N. C. May 27 , 
1943. As a result of the election the following were chosen as 
Commissioners : 



MINISTERS 



Principals 

G. P. Stevens, Charlotte, N. C. 
W. H. Johnston, Charlotte, N. C 
B. F. Yandell. Charlotte. N. C 
J. L. Griggs, Charlotte, N. C 
Holmes Rolston, Charlotte, N. C. 



Alternates 

C. M. Boyd, Charlotte, N. C. 
J. C. Grier_, Charlotte, N. C. 
W. A. Brown, Charlotte, N. C. 
J. E. Mcjunkin, Huntersville 
T. B. Anderson, Monroe, N. C. 



RULING ELDERS 
Principals 

W. R. Garrison, Sugaw Creek 
McAlister Carson, Charlotte First 
S. L. LaFrage, Six Mile Creek 
W. Harvey Morrison, Monroe First 
J. I. Hutchison, Williams Memorial 



Alternates 

C. G. Pepper, Hamlet 

L. L. Drake, Wadesboro 

W. D. Dunlop, Westminster 

J. W. Kiser, St. Paul 

J. W. Craig. St. Andrews 



Motion was made and passed that the election of Commis* 
sioners should be interpreted to mean that alternate number 
one shall be the first alternate to all principals and number 
two shall be second alternate to all, etc. 

Committee on Evangelism — Rev. W. H. Frazer, chairman, 
made a verbal report for the Committee on Evangelism, ex- 
plaining that" due to the press of other duties there had not 
been opportunity for the preparation of a formal report. Pas- 
tors and Sessions were urged to emphasize evangelism in the 
program of all the churches. The hope was expressed that 
every church in the Presbytery would arrange for a series of 
evangelistic services some time in the year. All the ministers 
were requested to give themselves in willingness to assist 
brother ministers or vacant churches in at least one such evan- 
gelistic meeting. 



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The work of the Assembly's Committee on Evangelism was 
commended for our study and cooperation. Under the leader- 
ship of Presbytery's Chairman subscriptions for five hundred 
dollars were pledged for the support of the Assembly's Com- 
mittee. 

Committee on Foreign Missions — Rev. G. P. Stevens, chair- 
man, presented the report for the Committee on Foreign Mis- 
sions. Pending the adoption of the report, Rev. Frank A. Brown 
spoke on the work in China, and prayer for the work was 
offered by Rev. Holmes Rolston. The report was adopted and 
is as follows: 

The following members of your committee who live in Charlotte, Rev. 
B. Frank Yandell, Rev. G. P. Stevens and Ruling Elder L. S. Boyd, held 
a meeting early in December and according to a suggestion of the Exec- 
utive Committee of Foreign Missions in Nashville decided to request 
some others to assist us : for the laymen, Mr. W. E. Price ; for the ladies, 
Mrs. W. E. Mears, President, and Mrs. H. L. Reaves, Secretary of the 
Presbyterial Auxiliary ; for the young people, Mr, Roy Gwaltney. 

On December 10th Messrs. Yandell, Price and Stevens with Mrs. 
Mears and Mrs. Reaves made a one-day visit to Monroe, Wadesboro, 
Mt. Gilead and Albemarle to confer with ministers and others and take 
study books for inspection. W^e have tried to help in securing literature 
for schools of missions ; but, due to war conditions, Nashville has found 
it difficult to supply us and the churches. 

Speakers have been secured as follows : Dr. Frank A. Brown of China 
to speak at Presbytery and give his time from January 19th to February 
7th speaking in the churches. Miss Marian Wilcox also of China has 
been secured for the whole season save for a few days in Rock Hill and 
Greenville, S. C. Mr. W. L. Anderson of Africa was secured from January 
8th to 15th. 

Already many of our churches have been supplied with speakers. We 
hope to arrange a schedule for other churches of our Presbytery from 
now until February 7th. Some churches are delaying their week of Prayer 
and Self Denial until February 7th to 14th. For such we will help with 
speakers as we are able. 

Your Committee recommends : 

1. That Dr. Frank A. Brown be asked to speak on Foreign Missions 
before our Presbytery at 3 :00 P. M . 

2. That a Call to Prayer as prepared by Dr. P. Frank Price be made 
available to all our ministers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. P. STEVENS, Chairman 

L. S. BOYD 

B. F. YANDELL 

OREN MOORE 

D. K. SNYDER 

A. S. CATHEY 



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Committee on Resolutions — The Committee on Resolutions 
presented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery in session January 19th at the Plaza Presby- 
terian Church wishes to congratulate this Church on the completion of 
their church plant and to thank the Church for extending to Presbytery 
the invitation to meet in this beautiful new auditorium. 

We wish to thank the Pastor of the church Rev. J. Walton Stewart, 
Jr., for his efforts to care for the needs of Presbytery. And we wish to 
thank the ladies of the church for the excellent dinner which they served. 

We would like also to request that a copy of these resolutions be sent 
to the Session of the Church and that the minister be requested to read 
them to the congregation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. V. WILEY, Chairman 
HOLMES ROLSTON i 

R. E. WATTS 

Records of Presbytery — The Committee on Records of Pres- 
bytery submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on the Records of Presbytery reports that the Stated 
Clerk of Presbytery has submitted to us the typewritten and printed 
minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery for the 157th Stated Session at Paw 
Creek, July 14th, 1942; a called meeting at Queens College, September 9, 
1942; and the 158th Stated Session at Mallard Creek, October 20, 1942. 

We have examined these minutes and find them complete as to con- 
tent and neat in form. As far as we can ascertain, the recommendations 
regarding minutes of Presbytery have been carried out, including the 
printing of a list of Clerks of Sessions and Treasurers of Churches of 
the Presbytery. 

We commend our Stated Clerk for the neat and thorough way in which 
he has kept our minutes. 

We recommend that this copy of the printed minutes be adopted as 
the official record of our Presbytery for the above named meetings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. R. McALISTER, Chairman 
PAUL P. THROWER 
W. B. NEILL 

Christian Education Movement — Mr. McAlister Carson pre- 
sented an informal report for the committee on the Christian 
Education Movement, which was received as information. 

Defense Service Council — The Defense Service Council sub- 
mitted a verbal report which was received as information. 

Bills and Overtures — The Committee on Bills and Overtures 
reported that no business had come into their hands. 



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Judicial Committee — The Judicial Committee reported that 
it had transacted no business. 

Stewardship Report — Rev. J. G. Garth, chairman, submitted 
the report for the Committee on Stewardship which was adopt- 
ed and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Stewardship begs leave to submit its report and 
recommend the amounts and percentages of the benevolent budget of 
the Presbytery for its local, Synodical and Assembly causes. We are 
conscious of our inability to measure the financial duty of any church. 
AH vv^e can do is to note what each church has done in the past, and try 
to fit the quotas to the. budget asked by the Synod. If we have made 
them too little or too large, it is the privilege of each church to ask for 
a rectification of the amounts. 

However, we must recognize that each church as a unit in the Pres- 
bytery must bear its own burden, whether large or small, and we must 
give according to our proportion of faith, and this will be true liberality. 

The churches of Mecklenburg Presbytery as the largest Presbytery in 
the Assembly have a double duty : — to measure up to our ability and to 
set an example for all the rest of the Assembly. We are all facing alike 
the tremendous liabilities of our time, and regular work to support, our 
ministry to our men in service must be maintained, the church's future 
opportunity to face, which all prophesy will be the greatest the church 
has known since Pentecost. 

Many people are receiving increased incomes. The government asks 
for war support, which we must give. But let us riot forget the work 
of our Master, and get ready to meet the wide open doors that will spread 
before us when the war is won. Let us r|;ieet our quotas, and let us pray 
for the grace of liberality. "God loveth a cheerful giver!" "Thanks be 
unto God for His unspeakable gift." 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the following table of percentages for 1943-1944 be used in the 
distribution of benevolent gifts : 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions 22 % 

2. Foreign Missions 25 % 

3. Orphan's Home 6 % 

4. Assembly's Home Missions 10 % 

5. C. E. & M. R 5 % 

6. Synod's Home Missions 5 % 

7. Schools and Colleges ^ 12^% 

8. U. T. Seminary 1^% 

9. Relig. Ed. & Pub 2^% 

10. Bible Cause : 5^% 

11. As. Training School ^% 

12. Relig. Ed. in Synod 3^% 

13. Rdig. Ed. in Presbytery 1 % 

14. Presbytery's Office 5 % 

100% 



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23 



2. That Sunday, March 7, 1943, be designated as Every Member Can- 
vass Sunday, and that every church be urged to make this day the time 
for the culmination of efforts to develop the grace of HberaHty in each 
of the members, leading them to a joyful experience in partnership with 
God in giving. 

3. That Sunday, March 28, 1943 be set as "Pay-Up Day," when all 
members are urged to complete the payment of all pledges made to 
Christ and the Church. 

4. That Churches be urged to accept in full the apportionments made 
to them by the Presbytery and to adhere strictly to the percentages in 
the distribution of their total benevolences to the fourteen causes. 

5. That we accept for our Presbytery the benevolent asking of $150,- 
534.00 and that the following quotas be assigned to the Churches : 



Albermarle First $ 2446 


Lilesville 


27 


Providence 


815 


Albemarle Second 


, 430 


Locust 


102 


Ramah 


296 


Altan 


55 


Macedonia 


68 


Rehoboth 


41 


Amay James 


25 


Mallard Creek 


541 


Robinson ' 


250 


Amity 


409 


Marks Creek 


100 


Roberdell 


82 


Badin 


323 


Marshville 


68 


Rockingham 


430 


Banks 


244 


Marston 


108 


Rourk 


50 


Benton Heights 


50 


Matthews 


300 


Salem 


50 


Bethany 


27 


Monroe First 


4072 


St. Andrews 


700 


Bethel 


2275 


Morgan Mem'l 


150 


St. Paul 


1075 


Bethlehem 


150 


Morven 


275 


Selwyn Avenue 


550 


Beulah 


68 


McGee 


300 


Sharon 


1358 


Biscoe 


108 


McLean Mem'l 


50 


Siler 


95 


Brainerd 


109 


Myers Park 


30000 


Six Mile Creek 


27 


Caldwell Mem'l 


9772 


Mt Carmel 


60 


Steele Creek 


8143 


Camden 


82 


Mt. Gilead 


190 


Stephenson 


12 


Cameronian 


135 


Mulberry 


1221 


Sugaw Creek 


3000 


Candor 


164 


Newell 


150 


Tabernacle 


30 


Camp Greene 


150 


Nevin 


100 


Tenth Avenue 


3600 


Central Steele Ck. 678 


Norman 


36 


Thomasboro 


500 


Charlotte First 


25000 


N. Charlotte 


200 


Troy 


100 


Charlotte Second 


42075 


Norwood 


135 


Turner 


48 


Commonwealth 


150 


Oakboro 


36 


Unionville 


36 


/ Community 


41 


Pageland 


75 


Wadesboro 


543 


Cook's Mem'l 


408 


Paw Creek 


1629 


Walkersville 


109 


Cornelius 


96 


Peachland 


27 


Waxhaw 


272 


Ellerbe 


150 


Pee Dee 


27 


West Avenue 


1344 


Hamlet 


957 


Plaza 


1075 


Westminster 


4000 


Hopewell 


1150 


Philadelphia 


543 


Williams Mem'l 


950 


Huntersville 


1221 


Pineville 


408 


Wilmore 


600 


Indian Trail 


135 


Pleasant Hll 


323 






Lee Park 


50 


Polkton 


108 







Some of the causes to which we should contribute 100% have received 
far less than their proportionate share. THE MECKLENBURG PRES- 
BYTERIAN for June 1942 called attention to the fact that the Presby- 
tery's Office received only one half of what it was in the budget to 
receive ; Religious Education in the Presbytery and Synod received only 
52%; Synod's Home Missions 52^%; Presbytery's Home Missions 55%; 
Educational Institutions 55%. 



24 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

These iv^orthy causes deserve a larger support. 

6. That our churches avail themselves of the fine promotional literature 
that may be gotten from the Assembly's Stewardship Office in Atlanta. 
And that well in advance of the Every Member Canvass Sunday our 
people be made stewardship conscious by the display of E. M. C. posters, 
distribution of tithing and other stewardship literature and by the preach- 
ing of giving to the treasury of the Lord. 

Presbytery would most heartily commend those 13 church, auxiliary 
and Sunday School treasurers who have remitted each month to the 
benevolent causes of the Church. 

We would remind our churches that the Presbytery's Office is pre- 
pared to handle all of your benevolent money. It is disbursed each month 
in full to each of the fourteen causes. To use the facilities of the office 
would greatly simplify matters for the local church treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. GARTH, Chairman. 

Place of Next Meeting — The Moderator and the Stated Clerk 
were authorized to secure a place for the meeting of the next 
Stated Session of Presbytery, April 20, 1943. 

Nomination of Moderator — Rev. B. Frank Yandell was nom- 
inated for Moderator of the next stated meeting of Presbytery. 

Adoption of Minutes — ^The minutes of this session of Presby- 
tery were read and adopted. 

Adjournment — After the singing of the Doxology and the 
closing prayer offered by Rev. M. R. Gibson, Presbytery ad- 
journed to meet in the next' Stated Session at 10:00 A. M., on 
April 20, 1943. 

GEORGE P. STEVENS, Moderator 

B. F. YANDELL, Acting Permanent Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTIETH STATED SESSION 
OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Steele Creek Church, 
April 20, 1943. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred Six- 
tieth Stated Session in the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C. at 10:00 A. M. on Tuesday, April 20, 1943. The 
court was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. George P. 
Stevens, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. Wm. A. 
Brown. The meeting was opened with Divine Worship and a 
missionary sermon from the text, Acts 1 :8, by the Moderator. 

Communion — The Communion of the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered by Rev. J. W. Grier and Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., as- 
sisted by the following Ruling Elders of the Steele Creek 
Church: G. S. Cook, W. H. Clark, R. W. Davenport, Jasper 
Price, I. H. Freeman, Lester Brown, B. B. Wilson, George F. 
Brown, L B. Faires, Lester Byrum, and R. A. Grier. 

Memorial — A memorial to Rev. John W. Moore was prepared 
and read by Rev. J. G. Garth. Pending the adoption of this 
memorial Presbytery observed a season of prayer on behalf of 
the surviving members of Dr. Moore's family. The prayer was 
led by Rev. J. M. Walker. The memorial was adopted by a rising 
vote and is as follows : 

John Wallace Moore was born near Sugaw Creek church in Mecklen- 
burg County, North Carolina, May 18, 1866. His father was John Wilson 
Moore, one of Mecklenburg county's most picturesque characters. His 
mother was Margaret Gibbon, daughter of Dr. John R. Gibbon of Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

John Wilson Moore, who was a farmer, moved to the community of 
Hopewell Presbyterian church, and the children were all identified with 
that historic church, and all of them became active Christians and church 
workers, a number of them taking outstanding places in the life of the 
Presbyterian church. There were four sons and four daughters. 

John Wallace Moore was the oldest child. His brother N. G. Moore was 
next and died in Mooresville, N. C. some years ago. L. L. Moore became 
a medical missionary in China, and later was ordained and spent his 
last years in America, notably a long pastorate in Taylorsville, N. C. 
Samuel W. Moore was for many years pastor at Bluefield, W .Va. and 
has retired from active pastoral work, and makes his home in Ft. Pierce, 
Fla. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The four sisters were Lizzie, Annie, who was the wife of J. M. Sample 
of Ft. Pierce, Fla. who is now living, Mary who was Mrs. Thomas J. 
Smith, of Charlotte, N. C, and Fannie who is Mrs. W. E. Tylander of 
Ft. Pierce, Fla. 

John Wallace Moore in his boyhood united with Hopewell church, 
and obtained his high school education in Hugh Gray's noted school at 
Huntersville, N. C. He attended Davidson College and received his B. A. 
degree there in 1886. In 1921 he received the degree of doctor of divinity 
from Davidson. He attended Princeton Theological Seminary and finished 
his course there in 1890, when he was both licensed and ordained on May 
15, 1890 by Mecklenburg Presbytery, and set apart for foreign mission 
work, and went to Kochi, Japan, where he stayed till 1898. 

The departure of John Wallace Moore to Japan set the signal for 
others to devote their lives to the foreign cause. John had made this 
determination soon after his union with the church. Hopewell had five 
' others who caught' the vision of the man of Macedonia, and all went to 
Japan except one, L. L. Moore, who went to China. These were Ola Pat- 
terson, who is Mrs. W. C. Gumming of Davidson, Ella Houston, Lizzie 
Moore who went to Japan to mother John's family after the death of 
Mary Ellie Reed, his wife, Mary Torrence who was married to L. L. 
Moore who went as a medical missionary to China. She first went to 
Japan. 

The devotion of this family group is a distinction in Presbyterian 
history, as well as a remarkable instance of old Hopewell's long career 
as the mother of ministers and missionairies. ^ 

John Wallace Moore and Mary Ellie Reed who was of Steele Creek 
were married June 15, 1890. They left one son, John Watson Moore, now 
for many years superintendent of schools in Winston-Salem,, N. C. Mrs. 
Moore died in 1893 just three years after her marriage. On Sept. 17, 1895 
X. W. Moore married Kate Thompson Boude of Pleasant Hill, Mo., who was 
herself a missionary in Japan, and she survives him with the following 
children: Maj. Boude C. Moore of Arlington, Va. ; Rev. Lardner W. Moore, 
now with the Army Intelligence; Lieut.-Col. Wallace H. Moore, in Pacific 
area; Rev. James Erskine Moore, now a chaplain in the Army in North 
Africa; Lieut. Bertha L. Moore, registered nurse. Camp Blanding, Fla.; 
Miss Eleanor Moore who is with Mt. Vernon Seminary, Washington, D. C, 
and Katherine, Mrs. C. A. Curnow, of Long Island, N. Y. 

Dr. Moore and his family with their children spent a few days together 
last August on South River, near Annapolis, Md. A mimeographed sheet 
describing this beautiful home-coming was received some week or two 
before Dr. Moore passed to his reward. This is a very precious memory 
to this large connection. 

Dr. Moore describes their sweet associations together, when from 15 
to 34 people sat down to meals together at a long table under the trees, 
father and mother, sons and daughters and grandchildren all in one 
family, happily unaware that this was the last time they would have 
unbroken communion. The family united in thanksgiving and praise for 
the goodness of God that had kept the eight children and 18 grandchildren 
under His care, especially, Lardner who had been a prisoner in Japan and 
came home on the Gripsholm just in time for the reunion. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

Dr. Moore's services may be thus listed : Kochi, Japan, 1890-1898 ; 
Susaki, Japan, 1898-1909; stated supply at Hagerman, Texas, 1911-1913; 
back in Japan Susaki, 1913-1922 ; Takamatsu, 1922-1936. He then honorably 
retired having reached the age of 70 years, hq remained in Japan 1937- 
1938 and then came to Mt. Washington, Md. 1939-1941, and then removed 
to Ft. Pierce and Safety Harbor, Fla., which last he called his home till 
death. 

Dr. Moore and his first wife lost an infant son, and the last wife and 
he lost two sons, Mason and Lynford, the first a college boy and the 
latter an infant. Mrs. Kate Boude Moore, the wife and all her children ex- 
cept the two named survive. Dr. Moore is survived by Sam W. Moore, 
Miss Lizzie Moore and Fannie Moore Tylander, his brother and sisters. 

And thus we have the record of a long and useful life. Many shall rise 
up in that day and call him blessed both in Japan and in America, and we 
his brethren thank God for the example, the faith, the constancy, the 
courage and the industry of this Godly man. 

Dr. Moore died on Friday, March 19, 1943 in Morton Plant Hospital. 
Clearwater, Fla. He had been battling against a heart ailment for several 
years. Funeral services were conducted at Hopewell church on Sunday, 
March 21. The last rites were conducted in the church of his childhood 
by the pastor of Hopewell, Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin, assisted by Rev. John R. 
Cunningham, D.D., president of Davidson College. 

The funeral took place immediately after the morning service at 
Hopewell at which Dr. Cunningham had preached and the order of 
service merged into the funeral on the arrival of the party at noon. There 
was a down pour of rain all that day, but in spite of the inclemency of 
the weather, a large throng of his friends gathered, as well as most of the 
family. A great array of flowers surrounded the casket, and in the historic 
old cemetery of Hopewell John Wallace Moore was laid to his last rest, 
amid relatives and friends of long ago. 



Servant of God well done. 

Rest from thy loved employ; 

The battle fought, the victory won, 

Enter thy Master's joy! 

The voice at midnight came ; 
He started up to hear; 
A mortal arrow pierced his frame; 
He fell, but felt no fear. 

His spirit with a bound 

Left its encumbering clay; 

His tent, at sunrise, on the ground 

A darkened ruin lay. 

Soldier of Christ, well done! 
Praise be thy new employ; 
And, while eternal ages run, 
Rest in thy Savior's joy. 

— Montgomery 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Roll — ^The following were present and were enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery: 

Ministers: G. P. Stevens, J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. 

Stork, J. M. Walker, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, A. A. Walker, 
C C. Beam, W. H. Johnston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, 
W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, 
J. P. H. McNatt, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, A. H. Key, 
E. V. Wiley, L. T. Gill, W. L Howell, Jr., T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, 
John A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, J. E. Mcjunkin, C. N. Morrison, W. T. 
Smith, Jas. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A. J. Warner, W. R. Buhler, Jno. 'R. 
Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAHster, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, 
R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Gary R. Blain, Wm. A. Brown, 
P. H. Gwynn, Jr., W. A. Alexander, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes 
Rolston, Robert F. Boyd, Robert Turner, Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, Jr., 
C. G. McClure, S. M. Inman. — 58. 

Ruling Elders: D. M. Morrow, Albermarle First; Edgar Goodwin, 
Amay James; J. C. Byrum, Amity; D. E. Brady, Jr., Badin; Vance Baucom, 
Brainerd; J. O. Jones, Caldwell Memorial; C. H. Trexler, Camden; H. T. 
Baldwin, Cameronian; J. O. Hawfield, Camp Greene; J. C. Munn, Candor; 
J. N. Herron, Central Steele Creek; McAlister Carson, Charlotte First; 

A. V. Russell, Charlotte Second ; John W. Lowry, Commonwealth ; Pink 
Sutton, Community; T. M. Davis, Cooks Memorial; J. H. Thomas, EHerbe; 
J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet ; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell ; John R. Barnette, 
Huntersville ; E. J. Stinson, Indian Trail; Grady Williams, Lee Park; 
C. W. Allred, Macedonia; J. K. McLaughlin, Mallard Creek; N. O. Alexan- 
der, Matthews; N. C. Long, McGee; G. B. McClellan, Monroe First; 
V. L. Wall, Morven; Lee Mclnnis, Mt. Carmel; J. H. Rhyne, Mulberry; 
John S. Cansler, Myers Park; J. W. Gettys, Nevin; J. M. Russell, Newell; 

B. B. Young, North Charlotte; D. E. Clark, Pageland; Plato W. Daven- 
port, Paw Creek; W. M. Junker, Philadelphia; E. H. Hand, Pineville; 
T. E. Hoover, Pleasant Hill ; P. P. Patterson, Providence ; Fred W. Alex- 
ander, Ramah; W. T. Wicker, Roberdell; H. L. Pickett, Rockingham; 
J. W. Craig, Jr., St. Andrews; Nat C. White, St. Paul; W. P. Harkey, 
Selwyn Avenue; Harvey B. Hunter, Sharon; A. W. Davis, Siler; James 

B. Perry, Six Mile Creek; W. H. Clark, Steele Creek; Chas. W. Robinson, 
Sugaw Creek; J. M. Davenport, Tenth Avenue; A. L. Primm, Thomasboro; 

C. W. Safrit, Troy; C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; A. B. Norwood, Walkers- 
ville; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw; W. W. Watt, Jr., West Avenue; H. G. 
Robinson, Westminster; Clyde L. Hunter, Williams Memorial; W. P. 
Glenn, Wilmore. — 6L 

Visiting Brethren — The following were introduced to Pres- 
bytery and invited to sit with us as visiting brethren : Rev. J. 
M. Wells, Harmony Presbytery; Rev. W. C. Neel, Kings Moun- 
tain Presbytery; Rev. J. O. Mann, Wilmington Presbytery; 
Rev. J. A. Mclntyre, Bethel Presbytery. 

Arrangements^ — Rev. J. M. Walker, chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Arrangements, presented a report which was adopted 
and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Arrangements would suggest that Presbytery adopt 
the following schedule of hours and orders : 

1. Convene at 10:00 A. M. 

2. Take recess for lunch at 12:30 P. M. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 



3. Reconvene at 1 :30 P. M. 

4. The Defense Service Council representatives be heard 1 :30-l :45 p. m. 

5. The Executive Committee of Presbytery's Home Missions be given 
the order of the day at 1 :45 P. M. 

6. Take recess for supper at 6:00 P. M. 

7. Reconvene at 7:30 P. M. 

8. Preaching by candidates for licensure shall be the first order of 
the evening session. 

9. Adjourn at will. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. WALKER, Chairman 

Standing Committees — The Moderator announced the ap- 
pointment of Standing Committee as follows : 

1. Arrangements — J. M. Walker and W. H. Clark. 

2. Bills and Overtures— G. P. Stevens, A. Julian Warner, M. B. Prince, 
Jr., Holmes Rolston and McAlister Carson. 

3. Judicial— C. H. Rowan, C. N. Morrison, Paul P. Thrower, Wm. A. 
Brown, and Nat C. White. 

4. Minutes of Synod— J. C Grier, W. G. Thomas, Q. N. Huneycutt, 
J. L. Griggs and I. B. Faires. 

5. Resolutions — C. G. McClure, Dana Waters, R. F. Boyd, and C. W. 
Safrit. 

6. Sessional Records — J. Walton Stewart, Jr., F. C. Debele, Jr., A. T. 
Taylor. 

Terms of Calls Changed^ — Communications from a number of 

churches were received requesting- permission to change the 

terms of their calls for their pastors. Permission was granted 

for such changes as follows : 

Steele Creek, increase pastor's salary from $2500 a year to $2800 and 
make necessary adjustments for the Ministers' Annuity Fund; 'Mallard 
Creek, increase pastor's salary from $1500 to $1800 a year; Central Steele 
Creek, increase pastor's salary by $280 per year; St. Paul, increase pas- 
tor's salary from $2000 to $2100 per year ; Tenth Avenue, increase pastor's 
salary from $2700 to $3000. per year, all other conditions of the call to be 
the same; Philadelphia, increase pastor's salary from $1500 to $1800 per 
year ; Troy, increase pastor's salary from $780 to $900 per year ; Plaza, 
change from $2700 and 7j^% provision for Ministers' Annuity Fund to $2500 
and manse 7j^% provision for Ministers' Annuity Fund; Pineville, in- 
crease pastor's salary from $600 to $900 per year with proper adjustments 
as to Ministers' Annuity Fund; Monroe First, increase pastor's salary 
from $2400 to $2700 per year with proper annuity payments ; Hamlet, 
increase pastor's salary from $1950 to $2400 ; Altan, increase from $225 
to $247.50 and participation in Ministers' Annuity Fund; Bethany increase 
from $100 to $110 and proper annuity payments; Lee Patk, increase from 
$175 to $192.50 and annuity payments ; Providence, fix salary at $1020 with 
participation in Ministers' Annuity Fund; Waxhaw, fix salary at $800 
with participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund ; Wadesboro, increase 
pastor's salary from $1800 to $2000 per year ; St. Andrews, increase pastor's 
salary from $1800 to $2000 per year, all other agreements with the pas- 
tor to remain as before. All of these changes are to be effective as of 
April 1, 1943. 

Resolution — Rev. C. M. Boyd presented a resolution which 
was adopted and is as follows : 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The Mecklenburg Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States records its profound pleasure at the action looking to union, as 
reported in the Press, taken by the First Presbytery of the Associate Re- 
formed Presbyterian church at its late meeting in Gastonia, North Carolina. 
The Presbytery believes that the General Assembly of the Prebyterian 
Church will welcome exploration and discussion of the subject and that it 
would rejoice in ultimate union. In the meantime, the Presbytery would 
like to assure the First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
Church that it would be happy in an ever closer cooperation and deeper 
fellowship between the two Presbyteries which occupy so much of common 
territory. 

Location of Churches — A report of the Special Committee on 

the Location and Relocation of Churches was presented by the 

chairman, Rev. Jas. A. Jones. The report was adopted and is hs 

follows : 

This is the third report of your Special Committee on the Locatio^ and 
Relocation of Churches, and it is proper that a brief record of our work 
be stated. The Committee was appointed in response to an overture to 
the Presbytery in January 1941. The first report indicating the nature 
and need of some study of the problem of the location of Churches, sug- 
gested particularly by the relative decline of Presbyterian population and 
influence, was presented in July 1941. In April 1942 the second report 
emphasizing that several sections of the Charlotte area were unchurched 
and recording the Committee's effort in regard to relieving this situation, 
particularly with reference to the Chantilly section and the St. Paul's 
Church, was presented. Since that time the congregation of the St. Paul'^ 
Church has been moved into the Chantilly area, thus presenting a possible 
and desirable solution to the need for a church of our denomination in that 
community. 

There have been surveys with varying degrees of thoroughness of other 
areas of our urban community, and each of them has been considered 
with some degree of care by your Committee. In two instances the Com- 
mittee has dealt with the problem of the apparent disirability of the reloca- 
tion of two of our congregations, in view of the changing nature of the 
population surrounding the Church house and the removal of members 
from the immediate area of the Church building. But because of local 
conditions, it has been impossible for these congregations to effect any 
change in their present status. The matter is before them and is being 
considered by them, and, at the appropriate time, it is expected that the 
congregations will remove to neighborhoods more central to their mem- 
bership. 

In our report to this meeting of Presbytery, the Committee wishes to 
submit information concerning several additional areas in the Charlotte 
section of the Presbytery. One of them that deserves particular attention 
is the Park Road community. This is a community that is developing along 
the southern extension of Avondale Avenue, Under the leadership of the 
Rev, H, L. Reaves, we have discovered that there are some fifty-five homes 
in this community, exclusive of those of present active members of any 
church, which would desire the location of some kind of Presbyterian work 
in that area. 

The Marsh Road and McDonald Heights communities, two areas lying 
between Park Road and South Boulevard on the Rock Hill Highway, 
have also been surveyed ; and in both communities the prospect of definite 
religious work under the leadership of our denomination has been re- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

ceived favorably. In the Marsh Road community, particularly, a lot has 
been secured which will be adequate and which in location is very at- 
tractive. In the McDonald Heights community a lot has been given upon 
which some structure can be erected for a mission work in this area. 

Both of these communities will have to be developed apart from the 
closest Presbyterian Church. In the case of the Park Road community 
it is the judgment of the Committee that the Selwyn Avenue Church 
should be urged and encouraged to assume responsibility for that area, 
particularly in view of the fact that a road soon will be constructed which 
will more closely unite these two communities. 

In the West Boulevard or Wilmont Road section there is a development 
under way which promises to increase, especially in view of the popula- 
tion growth from the influx of employees in the plant of the United States 
Rubber Company. A lot 175 by 50 feet in the center of the community 
has been approved as a desirable location for mission work. With regard 
to this community, however, your Committee feels that it should be the 
particular responsibility of the Wilmore Presbyterian Church, and, con- 
sequently, it suggests to the Officers of that congregation that, in con- 
sultation and cooperation with Home Missions Committee and your Special 
Committee, plans be enacted for the establishment there of a mission work 
which will associate the inhabitants of that neighborhood with the con- 
gregation of the Wilmore Church. This we feel to be most desirable. 

Two sections of the city deserve particular mention. Under the auspices 
of the Federal Housing Authority, a housing project for Negro families 
known as "Fairview Homes" has been erected in Charlotte and is now 
occupied. Under the leadership of a special sub-committee from the Home 
Missions Committee, property has been secured joining the Housing prop- 
erty, and the lot has a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of 210 feet on 
Oaklawn Avenue. Just now the Fairview Homes are completely occupied 
with a resident population of something like 1900 people. Adjacent to this 
whole area is a Negro community with a population in excess of 1,000, so 
that in this neighborhood is a population of approximately 3,000 people. 
There are six churches in the area, but by reputation they are not adequate 
for the discharge of the religious duties there. Your Committee feels that 
this contact with the Negro community and the responsibility of work 
within them are among the urgent tasks of the Presbytery, and in coop- 
eration with the Presbytery's Committee on Home Missions is now exert- 
ing every effort to see to the establishment of an attractive and efficient 
church organization in this area of the city. 

A second housing project, this one for white families, known as 
"Piedmont Courts" has 364 apartments and a population of something 
like 1400 people. Immediately in front of the administration building of that 
project a lot 100 by 162 feet is available. There are no churches close at 
hand which can meet adequately the needs of the population of the Court. 
Under the leadership of the Home Mission Committee a splendid Bible 
School was conducted last summer, and a Sunday School is now in opera- 
tion. The need for this particular work certainly is evident. Your Com- 
mittee has consulted with the Director of the Federal Housing Authority, 
and he most heartily urges all speed that wisdom will permit in the en- 
trance of onr church into this area of our city. 

With this report as to these particular areas and with some observa- 
tion about the present status of affairs in them, your Committee now states 
three basic principles upon which it believes this whole matter of the 
location of churches must be founded : 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

1. There must be careful examination of the whole territory affected. 
This examination must be carried out in detail and the information must 
be examined carefully. We feel that definite mistakes can be made if an 
improper location is secured and if the Presbytery proceeds to act through 
its Committees with less than the full information on the total missionary 
picture. 

2, In the majority of cases it will be wise to build chapels and not 
churches. The problem of transportation is not severe, and while we must 
put at the disposal of all communities competent and attractive places 
of worship and of religious instruction, we should not commit the mistake 
of building too many churches in a period of enthusiasm lest the time 
come in more unadvantageous circumstances when these churches will 
have to be abandoned or their activity suspended. Your Committee feels 
that this is a matter of extreme importance, and consequently it does 
not contemplate the establishment of churches in all of these areas, but 
rather the establishment of out-post Sunday Schools, or other mission 
organizations that can provide temporary nurture for these various pop- 
ulations. 

3 : It has been suggested in the previous report that your Committee 
approves of organization of what would be known as a Presbyterian 
League, which would supply the funds necessary for this important func- 
tioning of our church. The Committee has altered its opinion in this matter 
and feels that in every case the entrance into new communities should 
be under the leadership and with the cooperation of a particular local 
church already in existence and already active. To that end it urges 
that the areas suggested here should be claimed by the churches nearest 
to them. The purpose of this policy is to provide for the growth and influ- 
ence of congregations that now exist and to locate specific responsibility 
for every area under consideration. 

Of course, there is the necessity of funds with which to finance this 
matter. We feel that funds can be raised under the auspices of this special 
Committee or under the leadership of a Committee on Home Missions. 
We feel further that the expenditure of funds and the making of various 
policies affecting these areas are matters of such particular concern and 
peculiar circumstance, that they can be best solved by a local congregation 
whose interest and effort have been enlisted in this type of mission work. 

It can be said for three of these areas — McDonald Heights, Piedmont 
Court, and Fairview Homes, local congregations have already been con- 
tacted with a view to their assuming responsibility for them, and at present 
it appears that these congregations will react most favorably to the prop- 
osition. Again, the Committee requests that for the Wilmont Road section 
the congregation of the Wilmore Church be asked to take the lead; and for 
the Park Road section, the congregation of the Selwyn Avenue Church 
assume responsibility. 

Your Committee feels that the matter of the Church Manse and Erec- 
tion League deserves the heartiest support of all the Presbyterians within 
our bounds. If we could have 10,000 people who would agree to give a dol- 
lar a year on call for any of these missionary projects, we would have an 
adequate fund with which to pursue the necessary policy of the location 
and reestablishment of churches. It commends the work of the Church 
Manse and Erection League as being the sensible and attractive way of 
raising this fund, and it urges the ministers of the Presbytery to present 
the work of the League enthusiastically to their officers and congregation. 

A final word needs to be said. Most of the work indicated in this report 
has not been done by your Special Committee, but under the leadership of 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

the Presbytery's Committee on Home Missions and particularly under the 
leadership of Mr. Stone. Working with him has been a sub-committee of 
the Home Missions Committee composed of Mr. Morgan Speir, and 
Mr. Erdman Love. These reports and surveys have been prepared by them 
and by Rev. H. L. Reaves. It has been the function of your Committee to 
consult w^ith this group about the wisdom of the location of the churches 
and about the proper method of securing the program which will assure 
the best results to our missionary efforts. To these men particularly your 
special Committee would express its deep appreciation for the work that 
they are doing for the Presbytery. 

The work of this Committee properly belongs to the Home Missions 
Committee. It cannot be executed except in cooperation with that Com- 
mittee ; and the time will come, and probably soon, when your Special 
Committee should be discharged, and the whole duty committed to the 
care of the Presbytery's Home Missions. It is the judgment of the Home 
Missions Committee and our judgment as well, that the Special Committee 
should be continued for one year, and request therefor is hereby made. 

The attention of the Presbytery is called to the fact that Rev. C. H. 
Rowan was appointed a member of the Committee by virtue of his office 
as Chairman of Home Missions. It is requested that Mr. Rowan be con- 
tinued as a member of this Special Committee and that the Rev. Neill 
R. McGeachy be added as an additional member. By the same token Dr. 
R. A. Young served as Chairman of Religious Education. It is requested 
that the Rev. M. B. Prince be added to the Committee also since he is 
now Chairman of Religious Education. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES A. JONES 
For the Committee 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Presbytery's 

Permanent Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 

Relief presented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery hereby recommends to the Executive Com- 
mittee of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief for the year April 
1, 1943— March 31, 1944 the following for aid: 

Mrs. Isabel Sterrett Anderson $240.00 

Mrs. Mary Alice Malloy Berryhill 240.00 

Mrs. Reilma Sanders Caldwell 240.00 

Mrs. Elinor Smith Caligan 240.00 

Rev. Wm. B. Steele Chandler 480.00 

Mrs. Alice Walker Cochran 240.00 

Rev. William C. C. Foster 480.00 

Mrs. Mary Eleanor Bills Gurney 240.00 

Miss Elise Hardin 144.00 

Mrs. Mary Torrence Moore 240.00 

Rev. Morris Elmore Peabody 420.00 

Rev. Luther Harrison Query 360.00 

Rev. William C. Underwood 480.00 

Presbytery certifies as to the continuing need of Rev. R. J. 
Mcllwaine, who is Honorably Retired. 

David H. Coblentz was recommended to the Presbytery as a 
candidate by letter from Charles L. Plymate, Stated Clerk of 
the Presbytery of Dayton, of the Presbyterian church U. S. A. 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

On the basis of this letter Presbytery ordered his name entered 
on the roll of the candidates of the Presbytery. 

Candidate W. H. Boyd was presented to the Presbytery for 
Licensure and Ordination. 

Candidate Frederick Clyde Pratt was presented to the Presby- 
tery for Licensure. 

Report of Commissioner to the General Assembly — Mr. L. A. 

Marshall reported his attendance as a Commissioner to the Gen- 
eral Assembly of 1942. The report was received and the com- 
missioner's diligence was commended. 

Dissolution of Pastorates — Rev. T. B. Anderson requested 
Presbytery to dissolve the pastoral relation existing between 
himself and the Unionville Church. There was no representative 
of the church to reply, and the church was cited to appear at the 
next stated meeting of Presbytery to express its wishes as to 
the dissolution of this pastorate. 

Rev. A. A. Walker requested Presbytery to dissolve the pas- 
toral relation existing between himself and the Rockingham 
Church. Representatives of the church after paying high tribute 
to the worth of Dr. Walker's character and service reluctantly 
concurred in the request for the dissolution of the pastorate. 
The request was granted and the pastoral relation was dissolved 
to become effective May 1, 1943. 

Minister Retired — Rev. A. A. Walker requested Presbytery 
to grant him the honorably retired relationship. The request 
was granted with appropriate recommendation to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

Recess for Lunch — Recess was taken until 1 :30 P. M. The 

closing prayer was offered by Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. S. M. Inman. 

Minister Installed — The Commission to install Rev. S. M. 
Inman as pastor at Selwyn Avenue Church presented a report 
which was admitted to record and is as follows : 

Commission to install Rev. Samuel M. Inman as pastor of Selwyn 
Avenue Presbyterian Church met at the church Sunday P. M. at 5 :00 
o'clock, January 31st, with the following members present : Dr. James A. 
Jones, Chairman, Dr. C. M. Boyd, Dr. J. S. Sibley, Dr. J. M. Gettys, 
Elders W. E. Price, and Dr. J. L. Ranson. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer by Dr. C. M. Boyd. 

W. E. Price was elected Secretary. 

Dr. Gettys presided and offered prayer and W. E. Price offered the 
invocation. Dr. Jones preached the sermon from the text Deut. 14:2. 



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35 



The constitutional questions were propounded by Dr. Jones to tfie pastor 
elect and to the congregation. Charge to the pastor was delivered by Dr. 
C. M. Boyd, charge to the congregation by Dr. J. S. Sibley and Rev. 
Samuel M. Inman was duly installed as pastor of the Selwyn Avenue 
Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission met after the benediction and approved the minutes 
and adjourned with prayer by Dr. J. S. Sibley. 

JAS. A. JONES, Chairman 
W. E. PRICE, Secretary 

Defense Service Council — Rev. Jas A. Jones presented the re- 
port of the Defense Service Council which was adopted and is 
as follows : 

1. The work of the Council is commended to the churches of the 
Presbytery as deserving their loyal and sacrificial support for the sake 
of the Kingdom of Christ, for the honor of our churches, and for the 
security of our land. 

2. Mother's Day is designated as the day of special appeal for this 
cause. If this date is unsatisfactory because of local condtions, another 
date during the spring period shall be selected. 

3. Mecklenburg Presbytery accepts the sum of $7500 as its share in the 
$30,000 fund approved by the Synod of North Carolina toward the Assem- 
bly's goal of $191,000 for the work of the Defense Service Council; and 
assigns the quotas to the local congregations as follows : 



Albemarle First 


$ 122 


Lee Park 


5 


Polkton 


5 


Albemarle Seconi 


d 22 


Lilesville 


3 


Providence 


45 


Altan 


, 5 


Locust 


5 


Ramah 


15 


Amay James 


3 


Macedonia 


5 


Rehoboth 


5 


Amity 


25 


Mallard Creek 


30 


Robinson 


15 


Badin 


20 


Marks Creek 


5 


Rockingham 


50 


Banks 


15 


Marshville 


5 


Roberdell 


5 


Benton Heights 


5 


Marston 


5 


Rourk 


5 


Bethany 


5 


Matthews 


20 


Salem 


5 


Bethel 


15 


Monroe First 


200 


St. Andrews 


35 


Bethlehem 


10 


Morgan M. 


8 


St. Paul 


60 


Beulah 


8 


Morven 


15 


Selwyn Avenue 


30 


Biscoe 


10 


MeGee 


15 


Sharon 


75 


Brainerd 


10 


McLean M. 


5 


Siler 


5 


Caldwell Mem'l 


488 


Myers Park 


1,500 


Six Mile Creek 


5 


Camden 


5 


Mt. Carmel 


5 


Steele Creek 


410 


Cameronian 


7 


Mt. Gilead 


10 


Stephenson 


3 


Candor 


8 


Mulberry 


65 


Sugaw Creek 


150 


Camp Greene 


10 


Newell 


,10 


Tabernacle 


5 


Central Steele Ck 


;. 40 


Nevin 


10 


Tenth Avenue 


190 


Charlotte First 


1,250 


Norman 


5 


Thomasboro 


30 


Charlotte Second 


2,100 


N. Charlotte 


15 


Troy 


10 


Commonwealth 


10 


Norwood 


10 


Turner 


5 


Community 


5 


Oakboro 


5 


Unionville 


5 


Cook's Mem'l 


25 


Pageland 


5 


Wadesboro 


30 


Cornelius 


5 


Paw Creek 


85 


Walkersville 


7 


Ellerbe 


10 


Pee Dee 


5 


Waxhaw 


IS 


Hamlet 


50 


Plaza 


60 


West Avenue 


80 


Hopewell 


60 


Philadelphia 


30 


Westminster 


200 


Huntersville 


65 


Pineville 


25 


Williams Memorial 


50 


Indian Trail 


10 


Pleasant Hill 


20 


Wilmore 


30 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Home Missions Committee — The Executive Committee on 
Presbytery's Home Missions submitted a report and, pending 
its adoption, Rev. Neill R. McGeachy addressed the Presbytery 
on "Our Home Mission Task." The report was adopted and is 
as follows : 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions for Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery respectfully presents the following report: 

Through the blessing of Almighty God we are able to present a most 
encouraging report on the work done during the last church year. We 
have been able to meet all of our financial obligations and in a number 
of cases to increase the salaries of our workers. At Christmas each of 
our ordained ministers was given a check for $20.00. During the year 
we have had an average of 20 workers being supported in part from the 
Home Mission Funds of the Presbytery. 

We wish to express appreciation to the workers on the field for their 
faithful and devoted services, to all Churches which have supported 
the work, to all the Auxiliaries making special donations, and to the 
Executive Board of Mecklenburg Presbyterial for recommending to the 
Auxiliaries that they remember Presbytery's Home Missions in the dis- 
tribution of funds left over after paying the regular budgets ; and we wish 
to gratefully record our appreciation for the fine donations made to our 

work by Mr. W. H. Belk. He has purchased for us the site on which the 
Erdman Love Chapel is built. Also, he has given us a large lot on the 
corner of Marsh and Pineville Roads. These deeds have been recorded. 
He is also giving us four lots on Oaklawn Avenue adjoining the Fairview 
Homes Negro Housing Project. On each of these sites we expect to 
construct a building when the way is clear. Mr. Belk has also made possible 
the services of Rev. H. L. Reaves, our City Extension Worker, who is 
conducting services and Sunday Schools wherever his surveys show a need 
and facilities are available. ArTDther contribution to our work, for which 
we wish to voice our thanks, is the large and choice lot in McDonald 
Heights on which we expect to build a church, which was given through 
the generosity of Mr. W. L. Byrum. 

Our Committee has begun a number of new projects throughout the 
Presbytery: 1. We have enlarged our extension work in the city of 
Charlotte and its suburbs, employing the Rev. H. L. Reaves in this capacity. 
2. Under the name of the Charlotte Y. M. C. A. we are conducting a 
Sunday School at the Fairview Homes Housing Project (Negro). 3. We 
have pledged ourselves to give one-half of the salary of a full time worker 
for the Piedmont Homes Housing Project (white), and are continuing 
our Sunday School there. Miss Kathryn Hunt has been employed as full 
time worker for this work, and will begin her services on May 3rd. 4. We 
have secured or are in the process of securing lots in strategic places 
throughout our Presbyterial bounds for future expansion. 5. In cooper- 
ation with the Religious Education Committee of the Presbytery we are 
sending the Mecklenburg Presbyterian, our quarterly paper, into every 
home of our Presbytery, thus giving news and reports of the work to 
every Presbyterian within our area. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

One of the finest projects which our Committee completed was the 
building of the Erdman Love Presbyterian Chapel, in an area unserved 
by any church. For the building of this chapel we have contributed $1,000.00 
from our regular funds and solicited by private subscription $403.00. This 
building was dedicated on January 17, 1943. 

Other projects of our Committee have bee^i the repair and painting of 
four churches ; Camden, McLean, Pageland, and Oakboro, We made a 
contribution toward the building of the Unity Presbyterian Chapel, Wades- 
boro, N. C, and we supervised a Daily Vacation Church School in that 
community last summer. 

We have through the Church and Manse Building Fund : 

Aided one church in building Sunday School rooms : 

Beulah $500.00 

Helped two churches to modernize their manses : 

Locust $ 67.92 

Walkersville 104.08 

Helped three churches to purchase manses : 

Camp Greene $500.00 

St. Pauls 700.00 

Commonwealth 217.00 

Contributed to the Selwyn Avenue Church $550.00 

This fund is growing in size and usefulness. 

One other project we are undertaking is the building of a church at the 
Fairview Homes Negro Housing Project, Our Committee has appointed 
a special Committee for this work, and they have secured the lots (4) 
and are going ahead with the plans, hoping to make this work one of the 
best Missions in the Synod. There are 1,900 Negroes in this project and the 
best Negro leadership in Charlotte welcomes this project as a blessing 
to their people. 

Special emphasis has been laid on the Lord's Acre Project and we 
have good results in two of our fields ; Bethlehem raising $1,000 over and 
above the regular giving; Ellerbe $200 and Mt. Carmel $175.00 in addition 
to their regular budgets. In an effort to increase, during the year the 
number of churches using this plan of financing, we have again brought 
the Rev. Dumont Clarke into the Presbytery. 

Our annual conference of the Home Mission Committee and the 
workers was held this year at the Bethlehem Church, February 16, 1943, 
with an attendance of 60. This was one of the high places in tfTe work 
of our Committee and proved to be a blessing to all who attended. Em- 
phasis was laid upon the Lord's Acre, Evangelism, The Religious Educa- 
tion Advance, and Daily Vacation Church Schools. 

The Cornmittee initiated the Soldier Work in the Lee Park Church 
under the direction of Mr. Joe McLeskey. This was later assumed by the 
Defense Service Council. 

Through a special Committee the Home Mission Emergency-Soldier 
Defense Campaign was promoted under the direction of Mr. B. F. 



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Matthews. In addition to addresses by Dr. D. T. Caldwell, and Rev. Robert 
L. Riddle there were five radio broadcasts by Revs. Caldwell and Riddle, 
and G. Dana Waters. 

The Committee has set up a Book Fund of $100.00 to be used in 
giving worthwhile books to our Home Mission workers and this has been 
warmly welcomed by our pastors. 

During the past year our Presbyterial Evangelist, Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, 
has held seven evangelistic meetings with 31 profession of faith, 175 
reconsecrations. He, also, conducted ten Daily Vacation Church Schools 
with an enrollment of 1,408. He conducted four training schools, and 
taught a course in Stewardship at the senior Young People's Conference 
at Cheraw. During the last twelve months Dr. Huneycutt has preached 
204 sermons, taught six Auxiliary study classes, and 21 Bible classes. 

In the 53 churches, missions and outposts receiving partial or full 
support from the Home Mission Committee 2,035 sermons have been 
preached during the year by our workers. In those, 156 have been received 
upon profession of faith in Christ, and 147 have been received by letter 
or certificate. This is a spiritual birth rate of 5.8% increase. The spiritual 
birth rate of the Presbytery as a whole for the preceeding year was less 
than 3%. 

Forty of the 75 Daily Vacation Church Schools were held — enrolling 
3,234 — which is more than 50% of the number enrolled in the Presbytery. 

The following Auxiliaries made special contributions to our work 
during the past year. 



Amity $10.00 

Monroe First 27.50 

Beulah 5.00 

Steele Creek 10.00 

Huntersville 10.00 

Pageland 5.00 

Salem 5.00 

C Steele Creek 10.00 

Cook's Memorial 5.00 

Myers Park 50.00 



Paw Creek 10.00 

Morvan 10.00 

Locust 1.00 

Commonwealth 10.00 

Bethlehem 3.50 

Hopewell 26.00 

Troy 10.00 

Plaza 12.83 

Sugaw Creek 15.00 



At the present time two of our Home Mission fields (Roberdell and 
Walkersville) are without pastors and the Committee is making every 
effort to fill these with strong men. 

In closing this report your Committee wishes to express its indebted- 
ness to our General Secretary, Rev. R. H. Stone whose untiring efforts 
and consecration have made many of these gains possible. 



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39 



The following table of appropriations for the coming year are rec- 
ommended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

, ^ NEILL R. McGEACHY, Chairman 



Appropriations are as follows : 
Field Appropriation 

Indian Trail $ 800.00 

Lee Park 1,000.00 

Morven 840.00 

Locust 1,000.00 

Ellerbe 640.00 

Troy 720.00 

Marston 650.00 

Marshville 720.00 

North Charlotte 800.00 

Commonwealth 720.00 

Selwyn Avenue 750.00 

Six Mile Creek 175.00 

H. L. Reaves 1,200.00 

Piedmont Courts 600.00 

Edgar Goodwin 120.00 

Book Fund 100.00 

Q. N. Huneycutt l,98O.0O 

Pageland 900.00 

Bethlehem 1,000.00 

Roberdell 800.00 

Walkersville 1,000.00 

Morgan Memorial 900.00 

Benton Heights 420.00 

Amay James 300.00 

$18,435.00 



MAF 

$ 60.00 
75.00 
63.00 
75.00 
48.00 
54.00 
48.75 
54.00 
60.00 
54.00 

13.13 
90.00 



148.50 
67.50 
75.00 
60.00 
75.00 
67.50 
31.60 
22.50 

$ 1,264.98' 



Total 

$ 860.00 

1,075.00 
903.00 

1,075.00 
688.00 
774.00 
698.75 
774.00 
860.00 
774.00 
750.00 
188.13 

1,290.00 
600.00 
120.00 
100.00 

2,128.50 
967.50 

1,075.00 
860.00 

1,075.00 
967.50 
451.60 
322.50 

$19,699.98 



Report of R. H. Stone, Treasurer, M.ecklenburg Presbytery's Home Mission 

Committee, for the year ending April 9, 1943 
Receipts : 

Balance as of April 7, 1042 $ 6,833.32 

From Churches, Auxiliaries and S. S 19,229.63 

From Mr. W. H. Belk: 

On Rev. H. L. Reaves' Salary 600.00 

Erdman Love Chapel Site 500.00 

Marsh Road Lot and Building 2,300.00 

Dividends — Commercial National Bank 22.00 

Second Presbyterian Church : 

Rev. Jawells C'arr 64.50 

Lee Park Work 50.00 

Individuals — Erdman Love Chapel 403.00 

Rev. H. L. Reaves — Honorariums 13.00 

Caldwell Memorial— M. A. F. Refund 7.50 

Rev. H. L. Reaves' Salary 200.00 

♦Hawley Fund 118.54 

Home Mission Emergency Fund 819.56 

Total Receipts $31,160.05 $31,160.05 



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Disbursements: 

For Salaries and Supplies $14,593.49 

Salary of Evangelist 1,983.05 

Salary of Worker with Soldiers 300.00 

Salary of Worker at Fairview Homes 60.00 

Victory Tax 64.75 

M. A. F. Dues 1,058.68 

New Buildings : 

Erdman Love Chapel $1,401.90 

Unity , Presbyterian Chapel 100.00 

Benton Heights Religious Education 

Building 200.00 

$1,701.90 1,701.90 

Paint and Repair 200.00 

New Sites for Churches 2,656.00 

Home Mission Emergency — S. D. Campaign 83.60 

Mecklenburg Presbyterian 50.80 

Books for Ministers 100.00 

On Ellerbe Indebtedness 159.26 

Presbytery's Office 900.00 

Newell B. & L. Payments 240.00 

Tearing Down Peachland Church 19.56 

Insurance 7.80 

Work at Lee Park (designated) 50.00 

Conference Expense 30.00 

Electric Cable 6.69 

Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt's Expense 12.00 

Map of Presbytery 28.75 

Miscellaneous Expense 45.98 

Total Disbursements $24,352.36' $24,352.36 

Balance in Commercial National Bank $ 6,807.69 

*Report on the Hawley Fund which is included in the above report : 

Amount on hand at beginning of year $5,221.00 

Received during year 118.54 

$5,339.54 
Salary deductions during year 3,783.00 

Balance in Fund $1,556.54 

Advisory Cominittee — The Advisory Committee on the Gen- 
eral Secretary's Office submitted a report which was adopted 
and is as follows : 

Your Advisory Committee on the office of the General Secretary of 
the Mecklenburg Presbytery begs leave to make the following report : 

First, we would call attention of the Presbytery to the inestimable 
value of this office to the program of the Church as it is now functioning. 
The General Secretary and his office secretary are making a splendid 
record. The General Secretary is acting as Field Secretary of Home Mis- 
sions and as Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee. He supplies 
vacant pulpits, preaching some one hundred twenty sermons during the 
year, and at present supplies a Roberdel Group each Sunday, driving 
some 150 miles a Sunday. Is very active in promoting the Lord's Acre 
Movement which is doing great things for some of our Home Missions 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 



churches. He has been alert to extend and expand the work of Home 
Missions and through his efforts additional funds for the Home M"issions 
work have been secured. He has sought to magnify Home Mission work 
as the basic task of the Presbytery. 

As Director of Religious Education he has been diligent in contending 
for the importance of Daily Vacation Bible Schools, and has insisted that 
each church conduct one each year. As a result, this Presbytery stands at 
the top of the list in the Assembly in the number of schools held last 
year. He has also helped with the publicity of the annual leadership 
training school in Charlotte. As Secretary of Stewardship he has pro- 
moted stewardship and succeeded in having many treasurers of churches 
and auxiliaries remit their benevolent offerings monthly. As Secretary of 
Benevolences he has handled during the year, some $52,01)0; more than 
$1,000 per week. 

The Presbytery's office is a Bureau of Information. The phone is 
ringing constantly, asking all sorts of questions. Recently a lady called and 
wanted to know if it was too late to plant a particular type of red rose 
and it ranges to "where can we get a pastor?" A number of committees 
and Presbyterial Auxiliaries use the facilities of this office for letter writ- 
ing, mimeographing programs and distributing their literature. Miss Mc- 
Neely, the secretary, is very gracious in rendering this service. Your 
Presbytery's Office is also a Publicity Bureau. The General Secretary 
furnishes a great many articles to various county papers in the Presbytery. 
Also it displays the pictures of groups and conferences and so forth. This 
office gets out the Mecklenburg Presbyterian four times each year. This 
sheet is packed with news of Presbyterian interest. As soon as the names 
are given the office by the churches, this paper will be sent to every 
Presbyterian home in the Presbytery. This office is also responsible for the 
development of and promotes the Presbyterian Church and Manse Building 
Fund. Through almost the sole efforts of the General Secretary we now 
have 410 subscribers, pledging about $2,800 per year. This fund is yet in 
its infancy and when the Presbytery gets behind it, as it ought to, greater 
things can be done. 

Mr. Stone is always ready and willing to supply any vacant pulpit. 
His car is at the service of the committees of the Presbytery, having 
driven about 15,000 miles last year, preaching, speaking to young people 
at rallies and conferences and other group meetings in the Presbytery. 

Miss McNeely is very gracious and willing to help with all the 
facilities of the office for mailing and distributing programs and literature. 

The budget for 1942 and 1943, as set up, was $5,000, total actual expenses 
were $5,034.00. Total receipts — $5,419.30, leaving cash in the bank as of 
April 1 — $385.30. Your Committee, therefore recommends a budget for 
1943 and 1944 as follows : 

General Secretary's Salary $3,000.00 

Car Allowance 300.00 

Office Secretary 1,200.00 

Ministers' Annuity 225.00 

Office Rent 180.00 

Office Expense 400.00 



TOTAL $5,305.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN A. REDHEAD, JR., Chairman. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Committee on Woman's Work — Presbytery's Permanent 
Committee on Woman's Work submitted a report which was 
adopted and is as follows : 

We would make the following recommendations : 

1. That by a rising vote Presbytery express its appreciation for the 
excellent report presented to our committee from the Woman's Auxiliary 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery which shows that there are 6,764 members 
in 74 Auxiliaries in the Presbyterial, and these have contributed to 
benevolences $40,673, to local church work $12,894, miscellaneous contri- 
butions $1,746, making a grand total of $55,313. 

2. That the chairman of the committee on woman's work be appointed 
to extend the greetings of Presbytery to the Presbyterial at its annual 
meeting to be held, at the Myers Park Church in May. 

3. That pending the adoption of this report, Mrs. W. E. Mears, 
President of the Woman's Auxilij ry of Mecklenburg Presbytery, be heard. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. GRIER, Chairman. 

Letters of Sympathy — Presbytery's attention was called to 
the recent deaths of Mrs. W. H. Frazer and Mrs. J. F. Hardie, 
also of the illness of Rev. S. B. McLean and Rev. J. S. Sibley. 
Prayer was ofifered by the Moderator on behalf of the families 
of our stricken brethren ; and the Stated Clerk was directed to 
write each of them a letter of sympathy. 

Candidates Licensed — ^Candidates W. H. Boyd and F. C. Pratt 
applied for licensure. The examination on experimental religion 
was conducted by the Moderator and sustained as satisfactory 
part of trial. Diplomas from Hampden-Sydney College, for Mr. 
Boyd, and Presbyterian College, for Mr. Pratt, were accepted 
in lieu of the examinations in academic studies. The usual ex- 
aminations in Theology, English Bible, Church Government and 
the Sacraments were sustained as satisfactory. The Thesis, 
Exegesis and Popular Lecture in each case were accepted as 
satisfactory on the recommendation of the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education. Statements from Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary that both candidates were about to receive B. D. degrees 
from that institution were accepted in lieu of the examinations 
in Church History and the Original Languages of the Scriptures. 
The sermons of Candidates Boyd and Pratt were set for hear- 
ing as the first order of the evening session. 

Change of Pastorates — Rev. W. T. Smith requested Pres- 
bytery to dissolve the pastoral relationship existing between 
himself and the Nevin and Newell Churches. Both churches 



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reported, through their representatives, that their respective 
congregations had unanimously refused to concur in this request. 
Presbytery engaged in a season of prayer seeking divine guid- 
ance. The pastoral relationship was dissolved to become effective 
April 30, 1943. 

A call from the Wilmore Church for the pastoral services of 
Mr. Smith, having been approved to Presbytery by the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, was placed in his hands 
and accepted by him. The following Commission was appointed 
to install Rev. W. T. Smith as pastor of Wilmore Church on 
May 16, 1943 at 8:00 P. M. : Rev. B. F. Yandell to preside; 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., to preach the sermon; Rev. Q. N. 
Huneycutt to charge the congregation, and Ruling Elder Nat 
C. White to charge the pastor. 

Nomination of Moderator — Rev. R. H. Stone was nominated 
for Moderator of the next stated session of Presbytery. 

Committee on Resolutions — The Standing Committee on Res- 
olutions presented a report which was adopted by a rising vote 
and is as follows : 

Whereas the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church of Mecklenburg 
County, North Carolina, invited the Presbytery of Mecklenburg to hold 
its Spring Meeting in this church, and 

Whereas the members of the church have ministered to our comfort 
in a perfect manner, making us comfortable during the hours of our meet- 
ing and serving us such delicious meals, and 

Whereas it is always an inspiration for the members of the Presby- 
tery to hold its sessions in this historic church, and 

Whereas we appreciate the splendid leadership of the minister of 
this church, and we enjoy his fellowship, 

Be it therefore resolved that: 

1. We thank God for this church, and its work for the Master 
through the years. 

2. We express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Walker, the Session, and 
the people of the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for their thoughtful- 
ness and hospitality. 

3. We ask the minister. Dr. J. M. Walker, to read this report to the 
congregation at a Sunday morning service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES G. McCLURE, Chairman. 
G. DANA WATERS. 
ROBERT F. BOYD. 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — The Commission 
on the Minister and His Work submitted a report which was 
admitted to record and is as follows : 

The Commission On The Minister And His Work, in Mecklenburg 
Presbytery, respectfully submits the following report : 

The Commission has held three meetings since the last meeting of 
Presbytery. 

At the meeting of Presbytery on January 19th a communication re- 
garding the retirement of ministers who had attained the age of 70, 
was referred to the Commission. The following resolution was adopted, 
a copy being sent to the Clerk of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

"Whereas a communication has been received concerning the 
rules pertaining to the retirement of ministers at age 70 and, 

Whereas this communication was referred to the Commission 
On The Minister and His Work, 

Inasmuch as the law of the church provides that when a pastor 
of a church attains the age of 70, the church automatically becomes 
vacant on September 1st following the pastor's 70th birthday; and. 

Inasmuch as the law of the church provides that if such church 
wishes to retain the services of her pastor she shall elect him for 
a period of one year at a time, not to exceed three such years, and. 

Inasmuch as vacant churches automatically come under the care 
of the Commission On The Minister And His Work at the time they 
become vacant, we call attention of any church whose pastor has 
reached the age of retirement, that if such churches wish to retain 
the services of such pastors, they should comply with the law of 
the church by electing such pastors for one year at a time." 

Acting upon a request from the Committee to Recommend a Pastor, 
from Wilmore Presbyterian Church, the Commission authorized this 
committee to submit to their congregation, the name of Rev. W. T. Smith, 
of the Newell and Nevin Churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. FRAZER, Chairman. 

J. W. THOMSON, JR., Secretary. 

Sessional Records — The Standing Committee on Sessional 
Records submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows: 

The Sessional Records placed in the hands of your committee have 
been examined and approved with the exceptions noted: 

No record of the Session's representative to Presbytery making a 
report of his attendance at that Court: St. Andrews, McGee, Camp 
Greene, Waxhaw, Salem, Amay James, Matthews, Sharon, Central Steele 
Creek, Marshville, Indian Trail, Norwood, McLean Memorial, Philadelphia 
and Robinson. 

No record of the report of attendance of representatives at Synod: 
St. Andrews, McGee, Camp Greene, North Charlotte, Waxhaw, Central 
Steele Creek, Sharon, Marshville, Norwood, McLean Memorial, Marks 
Creek, Philadelphia, Robinson and Mulberry. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 



No list of Sunday School teachers : North Charlotte, Indian Trail, 
Siler, McLean Memorial and Marks Creek. 

Statistical Report missing or incomplete : Locust, Oakboro, Macedonia, 
Hopewell, Banks, Matthews and Robinson. 

Minutes not in permanent form : Walkersville. 

Minutes written in pencil : Norman. 

Quarters of church year without Session meeting : Ellerbe, Oakboro, 
Community, Norwood, Lee Park, Marston and Mt. Gilead. 

All or some meetings not opened or closed with prayer : Mt. Carmel, 
Cameronian, Candor, Community, Lee Park, Charlotte First, Pleasant Hill. 

Minutes not approved by the Session : Candor, Macedonia, Marshville 
and Lee Park. 

No report of a Commissioner appointed to Presbytery: Six Mile Creek. 

No minutes submitted to Presbytery for review : Bethel, Cornelius, 
Hawley Memorial, Morgan Memorial, Nevin, Peachland, Rehoboth, Stan- 
field, Stephenson, Tabernacle, Turner and Unionville. 

All other minutes are app:oved without exception. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. WALTON STEWART, JR.. Chairman. 

Report of Treasurer of Benevolences — Presbytery's Treasurer 
of Benevolences submitted a report which was adopted and is 
as follows : 

Financial Report of R. H. Stone, Treasurer of Benevolences of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery for the year ending March 31, 1943 

Disburse- 

Cause Receipts ments 

Foreign Missions $ 9,972.49 $ 9,972.49 

Assembly's Home Missions 3,601.08 3,601.08 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 2,004.44 2,004.44 

Religious Education and Publication 930.50 930.50 

American Bible Society 206.02 206.02 

Assembly's Training School 289.08 289.08 

Presbyterian Orphans' Home 2,587.22 2,587.22 

Synod's Home Missions 1,894.16 1,894.16 

Educational Institutions & U .T. S 4,220.06 4,220.06 

Religious Education in the Synod 1,253.37 1,253.37 

Religious Education in the Presbytery 372.00 372.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 19,228.63 19,228.63 

Presbytery's Office 4,519.30 4,519.30 

College Gift Fund 3.00 3.00 

Bibles for Soldiers 6.05 6.05 

Assembly's Committee on Evangelism 329.50 329.50 

Soldier Defense 414.48 414'.48 

Home Mission Emergency-Sol. Defense 784.45 784.45 

Leper Work 5.46 5.46 

Wm. H. Hopper, Treasurer M. A. F. Dues 7.50 7.50 

Student Loan Fund 1.50 1.50 



$52,630.29 $52,630.29 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

/■ 

Financial Report of General Secretary of Mecklenburg Presbytery 
for the year ending March 31, 1943 

Receipts: 

Balance April 17, 1942 $ 100.67 

From Benevolent Account 4,519.30 

From Presbytery's Home Mission Committee 900.00 

From W. E. Price 2.50 

From Presbyterial Auxiliary 35.00 

From Sale of Materials 111.35 

From Piedmont Court 25.75 

From Caldwell Memorial lt).00 

From W. G. Thomas (bus fares) 166.77 

From W. G. Thomas (Conference refund) 51.89 

From W. H. Belk 47.00 

From Y. P. Conference 1.67 

From E. E. Gillespie, Treasurer — Refund 28.19 

From Presbytery's Committee of Religious Ed 19.54 



$6,019.63 $6,019.63 



Disbursements : 



Salaries : 

General Secretary and car allowance $3,068.75 

Miss Wyndolyn McNeely 994.30 

M. A. F. ($60.00 on last year) 268.33 

Victory Tax 35.45 

Office Rent 180.00 

Telephone 112.61 

Presbyterian Committee of Pub. (Mat.) 98.24 

J. O. Mann— D.V.B.S. Books 14.10 

McNeill Paper Company 25.52 

Kale-Lawing Co 9.20 

Gray & Creech — Mimeo. Supplies 74.32 

Postage and Mailing 130.51 

Mecklenburg Presbyterian 56.61 

Stationery 12.75 

Charlotte Engraving Company 17.54 

W. G. Thomas (Refund) 4.00 

H. L. Reaves 7.00 

R. Fred Dunn 40.00 

Bus Tickets to Cheraw 166.77 

Adding Machine : 20.00 

W. I. Van Ness and Company 65.41 

Other office expense, promotion, etc 131.99 

Church and Manse Building Fund (Courtesy Loan) 100.00 

Bank Charge .78 

Balance in Commercial National Bank 385.45 



$6,019.63 $6,019.63 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

Report of Mecklenburg Presbytery's Church and Manse Building Fund 
R. H. Stone, Treasurer — For year ending April 15, 1943 

Balance April 20, 1942— deposit $ 541.95 

Cash 14.00 

Receipts (Including $100.00 courtesy loan to 
Presbytery's Office) 2,162.38 

$2,718.33 
Disbursements : 

Camp Greene Manse $ 500.00 

Beulah S. S. Rooms ; 412.70 

Selwyn Avenue Church 550.00 

St. Paul Manse 7t)0.00 

Locust Manse 67.92 

■ Walkersville Manse 104.08 

Commonwealth Manse 217.00 

Postage 58.65 

$2,610.35 
Balance in Commercial National Bank 107.98 

$2,718.33 $2,718.33 

To Mecklenburg Presbytery, in Session at Steele Creek, April 20, 1943: 

At the request of the Chairman of the Auditing Committee of Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, I have made a careful check of the books of R. H. Stone, 
Treasurer, as follows : 

1. Mecklenburg Presbytery Home Mission Committee. 

2. Mecklenburg Presbytery Benevolent Account. 

3. Mecklenburg Presbytery Church and Manse Building Fund. 

4. The Financial Report of the General Secretary of Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

All four of these accounts of Rev. Mr. Stone are correctly and neatly 
kept, and the necessary supporting vouchers and bank statements are 
furnished. The balance in each case corresponds with the balance that 
the bank shows. 

Very respectfully, 
April 17, 1943. SADIE GRIER GARTH. 

Bills and Overtures — The Standing- Committee on Bills and 
Overtures submitted a report which was adopted and is as 
follows : 

We approve the following overture which was placed in our hands 
and recommend that it be sent to the General Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg respectfully overtlires the Eighty- 
Third General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
as follows : . 

Inasmuch as some of the Presbyteries already have Executive or 
General Secretaries and as there is a tendency for other Presbyteries 
to have such offices, and inasmuch as the salary in some cases comes 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

from the Benevolent Funds ; we ask therefore that a space be provided 
in the column for "Denominational Benevolences" on the statistical 
sheet for this cause, designated "Presbytery's OfHce." If this is not 
feasible we ask that a ruling be made as to where such contributions 
shall be credited. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. P. STEVENS, Chairman. 
A. JULIAN WARNER, JR. 
M. B. PRINCE. JR. 

Treasurer of Tax Fund — The Treasurer of Presbytery's Tax 
Fund submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Report of Treasurer for Presbytery's Tax Fund — 1942-1943 

Receipts: 

Brought Forward from Last Year $ 364.57 

/ Received from Churches 2,702.63 

Total Receipts ...-. $3,067.20 

Disbursements : 

Wm. H. Hopper, M. A. F. Dues $ 22.56 

W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk 300.00 

J. W. Stork, Clerk 12.50 

W. A. Nicholson, Clerk 7.50 

B. F. Yandell, Clerk 20.00 

A. Julian Warner, Clerk : 10.00 

J. D. Henderson, Expense 5.00 

Sadie Grier Garth, Auditor 12.00 

E. C. Scott, General Assembly's Assessment 1,391.47 

C. M. Gibbs, Synod's Assessment 376.44 

Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Statistical Tables 10.00 

News Printing House 330.35 

Presbyterian Committee of Pub., Blank Forms 17.04 

Dockets 26.50 

Envelopes, Stationery, etc 10.^0 

Tipping Statistical Tables 5.00 

Postage 41.50 

Total Disbursements $2,598.36 

Balance in Union National Bank, March 31, 1943 468.84 

$3,067.20 

At the request of the chairman of the Auditing Committee of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery I have checked the figures — receipts and disbursements 
— submitted by Rev. W. H. Johnston, Treasurer of Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery, for the year April 1, 1942-March 31, 1943. I have found them neatly 
kept and correct in every detail. They balance with the account as the 
Union National Bank, Charlotte, shows it. 

Respectfully, 

SADIE GRIER GARTH. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 49 

Statistical Report — The Statistical Report of Presbytery was 
read by the Stated Clerk. It was adopted and the Clerk was 
directed to forward it to the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly. (See Statistical Sheet). 

Place of Next Meeting — Presbytery accepted the invitation 
of the Benton Heights Church for the Summer Meeting, July 
20, 1943. 

Manual Revision — The following proposed change in the 
Manual was docketed for consideration at the Summer Meeting: 

Instead of quarterly stated meetings of Presbytery, Stated Sessions 
shall be held in the Spring- and Fall, with Adjourned Sessions in the 
Summer and Winter. 

Recess — Presbytery took recess for supper until 7:30 P. M. 
The closing prayer was offered by Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:30 P. M. and was opened with 
prayer by Rev. G. Dana Waters. 

Preaching by Candidates for Licensure^ — Candidate W. H. 
Boyd preached from the text, Luke 15:19, on "The Seeking 
Christ ;" and Candidate F. C. Pratt preached from the text, 
Romans 1:1, on "Paul the Servant of Christ." The sermons 
were accepted as satisfactory parts of trial. The examinations 
as a whole were sustained and the candidates were licensed to 
preach the Gospel, they having answered affirmatively the pro- 
posed constitutional questions. Prayer was offered by the 
Moderator. 

Ordination of Licentiate^ — Upon representation that Mr. W. H. 
Boyd had been certified for an appointment to a chaplaincy, 
motion was made and passed that he be ordained as an evan- 
gelist with power to receive members into the Presbyterian 
Church and to certify them to the Sessions of particular 
churches, and to administer the sacraments. 

The examination for licensure was accepted for ordination 
and Licentiate W. H. Boyd was ordained as an Evangelist and 
enrolled as a member of Mecklenburg Presbytery upon signing 
the obligations required of its ministers by Presbytery. 

Minutes Adopted — The minutes of this session of Presbytery 
were read and adopted. 



50 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Adjournment — ^After a motion for adjournment had been made 
and passed, the members of the Court joined in singing- "Blest 
Be The Tie That Binds," the Moderator pronounced the Bene- 
diction, and the Presbytery stood adjourned to meet in the 
Benton Heights Church at 10:00 A. M. on Tuesday, July 
20, 1943. 

B. FRANK YANDELL, Moderator. 
PAUL P. THROWER, Acting Permanent Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



/ 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 51 



1942 


1943 


87 


87 


95 


95 


615 


617 


681 


783 


552 


593 


836 


963 


18,882 


19,456 


260 


348 


251 


283 


15,401 


15^52 



COMPARATIVE SUMMARY 

VITAL STATISTICS 

1941 

Number of Ministers 83 

Number of Churches 94 

Number of Elders 611 

Number of Deacons 682 

Number Added on Confession 520 

Number Added on Certificate 763 

Whole Number of Communicants 18,553 

Adult Baptisms 250 

Infant Baptisms 195 

Sunday School Enrollment 15,898 



CONTRIBUTIONS 

Foreign Missions $63,252 p7,U7 $37,858 

Assembly's Home Missions 22,619 16,195 18,342 

Christian Educ. and Ministerial Relief 16,527 14,142 11,306 

Assembly's Rel. Ed. and Publication 3,817 3,519 3,433 

Assembly's Training School 2,614 3,758 3,436 

Bible Cause 805 832 1,324 

Synod's Home Missions 17,982 9,806 15,886 

Synod's and Presbytery's Relig. Educ 2,938 3,670 5,632 

Orphans' Home 28,570 26,859 30,018 

Educational Institutions 10,341 10,248 13,017 

Presbytery's Home Missions 25,851 24,769 30,476 

Congregational Missions 17,736 6,441 4,550 

Pastors' Salaries Paid Direct 87,865 92,916 102,135 

Pastors' Salaries Paid Indirect 16,240 

Current Expenses 123,471 140,987 159,215 

Building Expense 67,674 119,359 101,114 

Miscellaneous Contributions 30,790 24,762 19,451 



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STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1943. 









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Charlotte, N. C 


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105 


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42 


21 




3 


3 


54 


18 


114 


44 






850 




28 


'..[[ 


20 


J. L. Griggs, P 


Charlotte. N.C. , . 


Thomasboro't 1921 , 


1^ 


19 


13 


72 


285 




11 


25S 


110 


46 


35 


3; 


10 


1 


24 


S 


113 


28 


11" 




1875 




212 


493 


28 


P. H. Gwynn, Prof 


Davidson. N.C 






















































Beo T. Han-op, Chap 
























































W.I. Howe!!. Jr.. P. . 
Q. N. Huneyeult. P. Ev , 
T, F. Huneyfutt. P . 


Hamlet, N. C 
Indian Trail. N.C 
StanGeld. N.C 


Hamlet't 1S98 . , . 


10 


11 


10 


19 


304 


"7 


9 


205 


185 


109 


43 


39 


92 


3 


30 


"iS 


252 


■72 


131 


2U 


1070 




171 


2651 


as 


Morgan Mera.t . . , 


3 


5 


11 


2 


68 


11 




118 


























300 


901 


20 


8 




Sam M. Inman, P 


Charlotte. N. C 


Selwyn Ave.t 1941 , , , 


4 


4 


20 


48 


138 




4 


216 


"97 


■59 


18 


40 


2 


8 


36 


""l. 


'as 


21 


8( 


52 


1475 






7000 


iig 


W. H. Johnston, P. & ii. C 


Charlotte, N. C 


Amity'f 1SS2 


6 


11 


3 


12 


173 


; 


2 


166 




26 


35 






1 


4 




94 


10 


37 




1200 




155 




80 


Jas. A. Jones, P 


Charlotte, N. C 


Myers Park't 1926, 


15 


IS 


17 


51 


1178 


6 


29 


80' 


6381 


2134 


2232 


32; 


67' 


735 


2350 


591 


4944 


2547 


1069 


697 


0000 




2013 


28810 


2918 


A. H. Key. P . 


Monroe. N. C, R. 2 


Bcthlehem't 


4 


3 


2 


4 


126 




3 


96 


14 


15 




! 


1 




10 


: 


14 




28 




40O 


1600 


28 


1006 


10 


P. . 


Marsbville, N.C 


Tabcrnailef . . 


; 


3 






29 






65 


9 


9 


; 








3 




26 


'2 


13 




186 




14 






C. H. LitUc. P 

L. L. Little, F. M 

F. R. Me.\listcr. P 


Churlolle. N.C 
jrecnsboro, N. C .. . . 
Matthews, N. C 


Sharon't 1S31 . , 




9 


"2 


5 


195 




7 


210 


486 


231 


331 


3; 


19 


15 


101 


61 


330 


170 


322 




1500 




100. 


1242 


327 


Philadelphia't 1770, 


10 


10 


4 




326 


2 


6 


201 


229 


48 


55 




14 


3 


57 


33 


193 


50 


190 


7 


1800 




ill 


4211 




C.G.McCluro. P 


Charlotte, N. C - , . . 


Caldwell Mem.'t 1912 


15 


21 


33 


4- 


866 


17 




628 


1721 


4439 


303 


14: 


370 


31 


8164 


203 


1349 


591 


6937 


2640 


3596 




808 


2927 


207 


N. R. McGea.hy. P 


Charlotte. N. C. 


Sngaw Creek't 1756 


15 


15 


10 


17 


551 


3 


11 


45( 


741 


253 


50i 


111 


19 


12 


473 


114 


452 


298 


552 




2400 




223 


975 


326 


J. C. HeGehee 


Keysville.Va 






















































R.J.McIlwainc.H.R 


Monroe. N.C 


, 




















































J. E. McJuDkin, P 




Hopewell't, 


13 


i4 


8 


13 


259 


2 


5 




4S5 


258 


71 


11 


7 


15 


211 


07 


164 


124 


375 




1500 




128 




438 


S. B. McLean, Inf 


Charlotte. N.C 






















































J. P. H. MtNult, P . 


Morven. N.C 


MorvenVlS35 . 


; 


5 


2 


1 


82 


2 


1 


36 


47 


IS 


40 


16 


: 


1 


20 


5 


150 


13 


39 




600 


840 


29 


339 


ii 


P 


Wadesboro. N. C 


Cnmdentl904. ,, 




2 


3 




lOI 


3 




40 


23 


7 


3 


3 




1 


9 


3 


32 


9 


31 




240 




9 


370 


15 


P 


Lilesville. N, C 


Lilesvillet 1901 ,., 


E 






1 


15 








5 


2 


1 


1 


: 


2 


4 


2 


11 


2 


6 




120 




3 




3 


T. H. Mil. hell 


Monroe. N.C 






















































C. N. Morrwon, P 


Charlotte, N.C 


Mallard Creek-t,,: , 


10 


13 


15 


S 




4 




205 


193 


65 


234 


is 


io 


2 


"is 


10 


" '85 


"22 


89 




1704 




"55 




52 


W.B. Neill, P 

J. C. Neville, Chiij. 

W.A. NidmUn 


Charlotte, N. C .. . 
I.aiiglev Field. Vn.. , , 
Charlotte. N. C . . 


Robinson' t 1858 


5 


5 






138 






B< 


60 


36 


27 


25 


1 


i 


50 


5 


81 


15 


17 




120(1 


300 


37 


m 


71 






















































C.R. Nisl>el. H.R 


Charlotte. N, C 






















































J.S.Nisl-et.H. H 


Moiitreat. N.C 






















































M.E. Pcabody, Inf 


Columbia. S.C . . 






















































M.B. Prince. Jr.. P , 


Charlotte. N.C 


WilliaiTO! Mem.'t 1885 


7 


10 


30 




239 


16 




:i:c 


391 


204 


127 






5 


75 


43 


254 


IlO 


270 




1650 




183 




773 


L.H. Query. Inf 


Charlotte. N. C 






















































H.L. Reaves. CM 


Charlotte. N.C, 






■ 








































1900 








J. A.RcihBad.Jf„P 

A. L. Roberts 

Holmes Rolston, P.. . . 


Charlotte, N.C 

Charlotte, N. C 
Charlotte, N.C. 


Second'f 


37 


27 


12 


124 


2333 


5 


22 


lt>)4 


8370 


3778 


IS74 


709 


1422 


152 


1S3S 


3001 


6307 


43S7 


8078 


213 


7200 








6708 


WestAve't 


12 


is 


' 


27 


459 


7 


12 


345 


501 


175 


135 


50 


00 


7 


07 


'72 


298 


162 


448 




240( 




214 


3S10 


SS5 


John R. Rosebro. H. R 


Charlotte. N.C, 






















































C. H. Rowan. P 


Paw Creek, N.C 


Paw Creek't 


10 


13 


19 


i 


311 


6 


"q 


21s 


333 


119 


54 


75 


6 


"6 


41 


38 


462 


i62 


209 




1500 




223 


35 


'03 


. . J' P 


Charlotte. N. C„ R. 


Cooks Mem, t 


e 


10 


2 


5 


ISO 


2 


5 


91 


15; 


55 


26 


8 


3 




29 


15 


153 


40 


135 




500 




59 


72 


!S 


J. L. RuBsell. P 


Cornelius. N. C 


Cornelius* 1007 .... 




7 


2 




67 


2 




GO 




7 


10 








25 




65 








300 




76 




3 


,. „ " I' 


David.son. N.C, R. 1 


Cethel't 1S2,S 


5 


5 




2 


164 








91 


33 


13 


2 






8 


20 


111 




34 




900 




21 






M. E. Sentclle. Prof 


David:^on. N.C 






















































A. W. Sha»-. P 

J. S. Sibley. H-R 


Troy, N. C 
Charlotte, N, C 


Troyt 1897 


* 


4 




2 


62 




1 


50 


70 


38 


23 


" 19 


■7 


5 


38 


" 2 


69 


' 1 


105 




900 


720 


26 


73 


"73 


W. C. Smith, P , 


Monroe, N, r 


Lee Park't 


4 




■ 8 




34 


8 




66 


22 


9 


15 


9 






I 




14 


3 


2( 




192 


1600 


17C 


28 


13 


P 


Monroe. .V, C., 11, ,( 
Monroe, N, C, R, 4 


\ltant 
Bethanv 


3 
4 


■3 
3 


6 


4 


54 
34 


6 




75 
35 


5 


13 


2 












22 
6 




1; 


2; 


24 h 
08 




93 
1( 




'"5 


W.T.Smith, P , 




Newell* 


5 


6 


'2 


8 


100 


2 






48 


15 


10 


"3 




1 


S 





11 




33 




900 




593 




60 


„ „ '• P 


Charlotte, N. C, R. 7 


fJevin 


4 




8 




70 


6 




10: 


2; 


10 


5 


2 


1 


1 


5 


3 


6 


1; 


27 




900 




31 


424 


72 


D. K. Snyder. P 


Badin, N.C, 


Badin't 1917 


9 


11 


5 


13 


220 


2 




157 




52 


45 


16 


; 


3 


16 


15 


108 


29 


70 




1108 




1146 


2200 


73 


G. P. Stevens, F. M 


Charlotte. N, C 






















































J. Walton Stewart, Jr.. P 


Charlotte. N. C 


Plaiiat 




13 


15 


51 


440 


8 


10 


485 


i77 


140 


427 


7 


35 


4 


16 


11 


240 


78 


142 




2160 




4016 


12711 


120 


R. H. Stone. Gen. Sc. 


Charlotte, N. C 




















































.... 


J. W. Stork, P 




Mt.Gilead*f 17115 


7 


9 




3 


i32 




4 


73 


" 55 


33 


It 


8 


1 


1 


I 


"5 


40 


■ 6 


10 




600 






800 




P. 




Norwoodt 1878 


12 






6 


236 


10 


8 


116 


84 


1( 




10 


1 


1 




4 


21 


3 


2 




600 




.53] 


263 


I 


. -n ^' . P^ 


Mt,f;iU.a.], X.C, R. I , 


PcoDee. laoo 


1 


3 




1 


28 






28 


8 






1 




1 


£ 


1 


3 








200 




38 






A. T. Taylor. P 




MarBton'11923,, 


3 


2 


2 


2 


53 






51 


2t 


2; 


10 


9 


1 




3 


3 


16 


6 


28 




275 


6se 


146 


90 


ifi 


P 


Hamlet. N.C 


Marks Creekt ISfil 


5 


6 


9 


2 


142 


6 


1 


77 




33 


28 


13 










18 








450 




173 


90 


21 


P 


fCllerbe. N. C 


McLean Mcm-t 1925, 


3 


1 


6 




53 


5 




70 




11 


5 


7 


1 




1 


1 


8 


1 







137 




115 


16 


3 


P 


RmkinKhum. N, C. R.3 


Rourokt 1925 


3 


6 


8 


! 


03 


8 




125 


8 




13 












24 




11 




200 




221 


-, 


3 


W.G.Thomas. P 


WaJeslxiro. N. C 


Wadteboro'f 1873 


i 


6 


7 




163 


4 






95 


7; 


77 


li 




1 


11 


10 


172 




SO 


106 


1800 




006 


247 


82 


Paul P. Thrower, P 


Charlotte. N. C 


Camo Greene't 




3 


4 




97 


4 




125 


59 


26 


21 


19 


i 






6 


51 


16 


30 


7 


1000 




764 


2563 


17 


P 


Charlotte. N.C 


McGeet 1013, 


3 




2 


2 


102 


1 


1 


90 


140 


ISO 


22 


46 


2 


: 


19 


13 










1000 




573 


147 


69 


Robert Turner. P 
W. C Underivood Itif 


Monroe, N. C 
Charlotte. N. C 
Rockingham, N. C . 


Firsff 1873 




17 


8 


2 


401 






285 


S69 


267 


166 


85 


16 


10 


163 


82 


713 


563 


02 




1600 




3967 


505 


521 


A.A.Walker, P ' 

J. M.Walker, P 


RoekinPham 


7 


11 


2 


10 


241 


2 


5 


i69 


"68 


52 


' 68 


8 


I 


1 


7 


2 


336 


19 


68 




2200 




1395 




190 


Charlotte. N.C 


Steele Creek't 1760 


18 


18 


10 


15 


8fi2 


5 


5 


622 


2879 


1612 


1068 


274 


37 


85 


650 


232 


1114 


615 


1270 


163 


2500 




2790 


1511 


197 


A. J. Warner. P 


Charlotte. N. C 


Tenth Ave'f 1890 


13 


18 


20 


21 


466 


13 


6 


374 


712 


270 


169 


98 


55 


20 


106 


03 


561 


261 


579 




2700 




6186 


1392 


1323 


Geo. Dana Waters. V 


Stanfield, N. C 


Locust'tl883,. 


5 


5 






89 






157 


17 


H 


13 


9 


1 


1 


2 


1 


31 


1 


13 


15 


402 


833 


482 


731 


13 


P.. 


Oakboro, N. C 


Oakboro, 1015 , 


2 




1 




23 


1 


2 


25 






1 








1 




6 


1 


9 




125 




217 




16 


« r. ^ P 


Slanfield, N. C 


StanGeld 










15 










































R. E. Watla. P 


Albemarle, N.C 


Firsft 1898 





io 


12 


12 


358 


12 


3 


255 


732 




384 


SG 


ii 


7 


72 


61 


722 


i72 


368 


13 


3000 




2960 


■ 908 


32 


C. D. Wbitcley. P 


Alljcmarle, N. C 


Second' 1940 


7 


10 


8 


li 


160 




: 




















60 








2400 




1449 


1724 


20 


E. V. Wilev. P 


Waxhaw. N.C 


Waxhaw'tlSfiS , 


6 




7 




113 






Sf 


226 




57 


30 


18 




28 


12 


81 


35 


93 




700 




451 


323 


23 


" ' P 


Matthews, N. C 


Providence't 1767 


7 




8 


i 


251 


2 


3 


239 


325 


177 


137 


34 


11 


10 


18 


8 


125 


8 


25 


S2 


900 




785 




58 


B. F. Yandell, P 


Charlotte. N. C 


North Cbarlottet 


5 




3 




109 


2 


5 


110 




6 




1 


1 


I 


3 


3 


19 


7 


25 


44 


1000 


800 


619 


1094 


193 


R. A. Young, P 


Charlotte, N.C 


Central Steele Creek't 
























































1SS3 


6 


9 


6 


4 


200 


5 


3 


201 


244 


193 


38 


74 


3 


2 


19 


25 


92 


37 


105 


133 


1600 




919 


1602 


341 


" P . 


Charlotte. N.C 
Charlotte. N. C , 


Pleasant Hillt 1805 
.Amay James, 1912 


7 
3 


2 


1 


10 
21 


100 

2S 


S 


3 
3 


85 
87 


147 
2 


47 
5 


40 


55 
3 


3 


8 


IS 


16 


137 
2 


43 


124 


15 


400 
120 




214 
117 


100 


161 




Biseoe, N. C 
E. Rockingham, N. C 
llo.kinBham, N. C 
Candor. N. C 


Biscoet 1908 
Brainerd . 
Cameroniont . 
Candor 't 1921 


2 
3 
6 


6 

1 
2 
6 


8 
3 


1 

2 
5 


88 
38 
70 
96 


6 
3 


4 


69 
60 


28 
14 

28 
7 


43 
9 
9 

10 


2 
29 
4 
6 


8 
5 
3 


8 
5 


1 
1 


2 
5 
14 


1 
1 
3 


50 
18 
10 
44 


4 
9 


7 
35 
58 
34 




300 
110 
175 

ess 




467 
167 

192 
178 


174 
607 


63 
23 


C>ndiililei~12 


Uorkinaham. N. C 
Candor, N. C 
Matthews. N. C 


Community, 1930 

Macedonia , 
Matthewsf 


2 

7 
8 


5 
11 


2 

10 
2 


8 


18 

83 
167 


2 
10 




325 
50 

127 


7 
53 


3 

is 


1 
IS 


i 

4 
2 


*6 




1 
8 


13 


2 
15 
49 


' 


9 
80 


37 


120 

310 
1043 




207 
121 
S65 














2340 


'21 




Wathaw. N. C 


Rehoboth 


2 


2 






34 












































Roljeniell, N. C 


Roberdell' 


2 


3 






47 






26 


5 


'5 


4 






1 


'2 


' 1 


27 


. .^ 


9 




'77 


467 


109 




8 




Monroe, N. C. R. fl 


Tumert 1922 


3 


4 


3 




37 


3 


6 


63 


1 


6 


1 




1 


1 


1 




18 




23 




95 




59 








Waxhaw. N,C„R, 2,. 


Wa!ker»ville' 


4 


6 


7 


2 


US 




3 


106 


2 


10 


I 








I 




1 


' I 


50 




141 




293 






Licenli»t«i-2 
F. Clyde Pratt 


Charlotte, N.C 
Morven, N, C 


Wilmore't , 


7 






11 


324 




5 


334 


33 


43 


5 


53 


3 


21 


g 


42 


141 




n 


127 


1600 




1371 


1563 




Jonathiin Smith 


Newell. N.C .. 


-95 






















































617 


6S3 


593 


963 


19460 


348 


283 


15252 


J7858 


1S342 


io6 


3433 


3436 1324 ['58S6 


5040 


30024 


13017 


30176 


4550 


02135 




159215 


lOIIIl 


19451 



of 

MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 




161st Stated Session 
Benton Heights Church — July 20, 1943 

Called Meeting 
Charlotte First Church — August 23, 1943 

Called Meeting 
Charlotte First Church — October 1, 1943 

162nd Stated Session 
Sugaw Creek Church — October 21, 1943 

Adjourned Session 
Charlotte First Church — November 15, 1943 

* • * * 

Next Stated Session 
Commonwealth Church — January 18, 1944 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery- 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

Reports of Commissions and 
Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 

Popular Meetings on Religious 
Education 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convene at 10:00 A. M. 
on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Moderator, Summer Meeting 
Rev. M. R. Gibson, Moderator, Fall Meeting 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk, (1944) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Permanent Clerk (1946) 
Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro, Assistant Clerk (1946) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1944) 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt, Evangelist (1944) 
Rev. J. G. Garth, Publicity Clerk 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLEGES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1944 — Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 
1946_Mr. W H.. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 
T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1944— Mr. H. J. Allison, Charlotte; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Charlotte; 

Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte; Rev. Charles R. Nisbet. 
1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Hunter Marshall, 

Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Mr. James J. Harris, Charlotte; 

Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte; Mr. Ivey W. Stewart, Charlotte. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1944 — Mr, W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 

1945— Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 

1946 — Mr. John James, Charlotte. ' . 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1944 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. R. H. Stone; Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. C. G. McClure; Mr. R. S. Hutchinson, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. 

Watts; Mr. C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; Mr. Nat G. Speir, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. Wm. A. Brown, 

Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. W. G. 

Thomas; Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 

Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1944— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. W. G. Thomas; Mr. Thomas 

Graham, Charlotte; Mr. R. L. Price, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. N. Morrison; Dr. E. H. Hand, 

Pineville; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Robert Turner; Rev. Holmes Rolston ; Mr. J. Wm. Thomson, 

Charlotte; Mr. A. B. Mackey, Charlotte. 



4 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory Committee to the General Secretary r 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1946— Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. W. E. 
Price, Charlotte. 

Asseimbly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro. 

1944— Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. E. M. Neel, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro; Mr. W. D. Loy, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1946_Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. John D. ElHott, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon, Charlotte. 
1945— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1946— Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. Robt. F. Boyd. 

1944— Rev. W. B. Neill; Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhaw. 
1945— Rev. Robt. F. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. W. T. Smith; Mr. J. M. Russell, Newell. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1944 — Rev. F. R. McAlister; Mr. Jas. W. Armstrong, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 
1946_Rev. J. L. Griggs; Mr. W. T. Dunlap, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

1944 — Rev. A. J. Warner; Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev Jas. A. Jones; Mr. George E. Wilson, Charlotte. 
1946_Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. C. B. Choate, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. Samuel M. Inman. 

1944_Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; Mr. Nat C. White, Charlotte. 
1945_Rev. B. F. Yandell; M.r. T.hos. M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. S. M. Inman; Mr. Herbert C. Alexander, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1944, Rev. W. R. Buhler, 1945, Rev. M. R. 

Gibson; 1946, Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

3. Languages— 1944, Rev. J. L. Russell; 1945, Rev. A. J. Warner; 

1946, Rev. S. M. Inman. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1944, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr. ; 1945, 

Rev. Paul P. Thrower; 1946, Rev. Robt. F. Boyd. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1944, Rev. J. S. Nisbet ; 1945, Rev. 
R. E. Watts; 1946, Rev. C. G. McClure. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic and Rhetoric — 1944, Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; 
1945, Rev. J. W. Stork; 1946, Rev. Hunter B. Blakely. 

7. Church History— 1944, Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; 1945, Rev. C. D. 
Whiteley; 1946, Rev. Neill R. McGeachy. 

8. Theology— 1944, Rev. Chas. M. Boyd, Rev. J. L. Griggs; 1945, Rev. 

R. A. Young, Rev. Charles R. Nisbet; 1946, Rev. C. D. Whiteley, 
Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

9. Church Government and Sacraments — 1944, Rev. Wm. A. Brown, 
Rev. F. C. Debele; 1945, Rev. Robt. F. Boyd, Rev. W. B. Neill; 
1946, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — 1944, Rev. R. H. Stone ; 
1945, Rev. Holmes Rolston ; 1946, Rev. R. E. Watts. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Little. 

1944 — Rev. B. F. Yandell; Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. D. K. Snyder; Mr. A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek. 
1946— Rev. C. H. Little; Mr. J. N. Stribling, Charlotte. 

Nominations : 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1944— Rev. J. W. Grier ; Rev. R. H. Stone ; Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. _W. A. Alexander; Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Mr. W. Reid 
Garrison, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

Orphans* Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1944— Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 

1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Mr. J. C. Crowell, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. G. Dana Waters ; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte. 



6 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. A, W. Shaw. 

1944— Rev. A. W. Shaw; Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. R. L. WilHs, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt ; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd. 

1944— Rev. C. N. Morrison; Dr. Thos. D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 

1945— Mr. Herbert C. Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Abernathy, 
Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

1944— Rev. A. A. Walker; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. W. G. Thomas; Mr. John A. Kirk, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. F. C. Debele ; Mr. R. B. Collins, Charlotte. 

Woman's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1944 — Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

1945 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. Robert S. Hutchinson, Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. W. M. Boyles, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 
Christian Education Movement: 

Chairman — Mr. McAlister Carson. 

Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. Watts; Mr. 
McAlister Carson, Charlotte; Dr. Hamilton McKay, Charlotte. 

Defense Service Council: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. Jas. A. Jones ; Rev. Robert Turner ; Rev. R. H. Stone ; Rev. A. 
Julian Warner; Rev. R. A. Young; Mr. R. S. Hutchinson, Charlotte; 
Mr. E. E. Jones, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Rev. Neill R. 
McGcachy; Rev. M. B, Prince, Jr. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. M. E. Sentelle, D. D. 

2. G. P. Stevens 

3. J. W. Grier 

4. R. J. Mclllawaine 

5. C. H. Little 

6. R. S. Burwell, D. D. 

7. J. G. Garth 

8. J. W. Stork, D. D. 

9. R. H. M. Brown 
10. J. M. Walker, D. D. 
IL W. H. Frazer, D. D. 

12. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th. D. 

13. T. F. Huneycutt 

14. M. E. Peabody 

15. W. B. S. Chandler 

16. A. A. Walker, D. D. 

17. C. C. Beam 

18. S. B. McLean 

19. W. H. Johnston 

20. J. C. McGehee 
21 B. F. Yandell 
22. W. C. Copeland 
2Z. J. C. Grier 

24. W. G. Thomas 

25. T. R. Alexander 

26. A. T. Taylor 

27. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

28. H. C. Carmichael 

29. W. A. Nicholson 

30. W. B. Neill 

31. A. H. Eraser 
Z2. M. R. Gibson 

2,2,. C. D. Whiteley, D. D. 

34. R. A. Young, D. D. 

35. Chas. M. Boyd, D. D. 

36. Julian S. Sibley, D. D. 
27. A. H. Key 

38. E. V. Wiley 

39. Leonard T. Gill 

40. Alfred L. Roberts 

41. W. L Howell, Jr. 

42. Theo. B. Anderson 

43. D. K. Snyder 



44. John A. Redhead, Jr., D. D. 

45. W. C. C. Foster 

46. W. C. Smith 

47. J. C. Neville 

48. Ben T. Harrop 

49. J. E. Mcjunkin 

50. Thomas H. Mitchell 

51. C. N. Morrison 

52. W. T. Smith 

53. Hunter B. Blakeley, D. D. 

55. H. L. Reaves 

54. Jas. A. Jones, D. D. 

56. A. Julian Warner 

57. J. S. Nisbet, D. D. 

58. J. L. Russell 

59. W. R. Buhler 

60. Jno. R. Rosebro, D. D. ' 

61. A. W. Shaw 

62. F. R. McAlister 

63. Neill R. McGeachy 

64. R. H. Stone 

65. R. E. Watts 

66. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

67. Wm. A. Brown 

68. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph. D. 

69. W. A. Alexander, D. D. ' 

70. E. L. Flanagan 

71. L. L. Little, D. D. 

72. Paul P. Thrower 
72. J. L. Griggs 

74. Holmes Rolston, D. D. 

75. Robt. F. Boyd 

76. Robert Turner 

77. G. Dana Waters 

78. F. C. Debele, Jr. 

79. Charles G. McClure 

80. Samuel M. Inman 

81. Geo. F. Houck 

82. J. O. Mann 

83. H. E. Carter 

84. F. Clyde Pratt 



8 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First J. J. Shoe O. G. Whitley 

Concord Road 1044 Pee Dee Ave. 

Albemarle Second W. H. Boyce Clyde O. Josey 

Park Avenue Park Avenue 

Altan J. B. Yarborough Geo. W. Griffin 

Rt. 4, Monroe Rt. 4, Monroe 

Amay James Edgar Goodw^in Clyde Bryant 

504 E. Boundary St. 1901 Edmund St., Apt. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Amity J. C. Kuck James P. Sample 

Rt. 1, Charlotte Rt. 2, Charlotte 

Badin L. A. Fesperman S. E. Beck 

90 Maple St. Badin, N. C. 
Badin, N. C. 

Banks J. S. HoMfey Murray Cunningham 

Rt. 3, WaxhaMT Rt. 3, Waxhaw 

Benton Heights J. Earl Williams L. C. Newton 

Rt. 2, Monroe General Delivery 

Monroe 

Bethany J. T. Rowell W. L. Rape 

Rt. 4, Monroe Rt. 4, Monroe 

Bethel W. J. Knox H. B. Knox 

Rt. 2, Huntersville Davidson, N. C. 

Bethlehem I. D. Crowell I. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail Rt. 1, Indian Trail 

Beulah J. P. Belk J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe Rt. 1, Monroe 

Biscoe W. T. Ev^^ing J. E. Alaness 

Biscoe Biscoe 

Brainerd D. E. Blue Mrs. J. U. Thrower 

East Rockingham East Rockingham 

Caldwell Memorial R. B. Collins R. K. Walker 

339 Clement Ave. 2010 Vail Ave 

Camden C. H. Trexler Miss Ethel Hildreth 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro Rt. 3, Wadesboro 

Cameronian Charles McLendon J. M. Bethune 

Pee Dee Mill No. 1 Rt. 3, Rockingham 
Rockingham 

Camp Greene C. F. McPherson G. T. Woodside 

301 Palmer St. 2201 Greene St. 

Charlotte Charlotte, N. C. 

Candor C. Dowd Page McCauley 

Candor Candor 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Central Steele Creek R. R. Grier 

Rt. 3, Charlotte 

Charlotte First Herbert C. Alexander 

Box 1413 

Charlotte Second Jas. T. Porter 

1207 S. Boulevard 

Commonwealth W. W. Kiser 

Rt. 2, Charlotte 

Community John Cox 

Rockingham 

Cooks Memorial R. F. Dunn 

Rt. 9, Charlotte 

Cornelius W. C. Blakely 

Cornelius, N. C. 

Ellerbe J. H. McRae 

Ellerbe, N. C. 

Hamlet S. O. Bauersfeld 

410 Entwistle St. 
Hamlet, N. C. 

Hawley Memorial Dr. J. M. Boyce 

Polkton 

Hopewell T. W. Stewart 

Rt. 1, Huntersville 

Huntersville John R. Barnette 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Lee Park Grady Williams 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Lilesville Ben R. Wall 

Lilesville, N. C. 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Macedonia Daniel J. McCaskill 

Candor, N. C. 

Mallard Creek W. B. Bingham 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Marshville E. E. Marsh, Sr. 

Marshville, N. C. 



Treasurer 

T. M. Blackwelder 
Rt. 1, Pineville 

W. N. Ward 

1934 Crescent Ave. 

Mrs. Jas T. Porter 
1207 S. Boulevard 

F. W. Collins 

1307 Greenwood Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Pink Sutton 
Rockingham 

W. O. Rozzelle 
Rt. 9. Charlotte 

Frank Washam 
Cornelius, N. C. 

W. S. McRae 
Ellerbe, N. C. 

C. M. Pepper 

303 Henderson St. 

Hamlet, N. C. 

Mrs. Ed Billingslee 
Polkton, N. C 

J. M. Blythe 
Rt. 9, Charlotte 



J. M. Blythe 
Huntersville, N. 



C. 



Thad Biggers 
Indian Trail, N. C. 

J. H. Baker 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Wall 
Lilesville, N. C. 

T. M. Hartsell 
Stanfield, N. C. 



H. Y. Galloway 
Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Miss Ora Lee 
Marshville, N. C, 



10 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Marks Creek W. A. Wilkes H. C. McRae 

Cognac Hamlet, N. C. 

Marston A. W. McKay W. D. McKay 

Marston, N. C. Marston, N. C. 

Matthews G. C. Alexander J. W. Russell 

Rt. 1, Matthews Matthews 

McGee N. C. Long R. C. Alexander 

314 N. Hoskins Ave. 3011 Tuckaseege Road 

Charlotte Charlotte 

McLean Memorial W. M. Lovin J. D. McLean 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson D. B. Gettys 

Monroe Monroe 

Morgan Memorial A. R. Williams A. R. Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield Rt. 2, Stanfield 

Morven W. E. Steagall W. R. Gaddy 

Morven Morven 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis Willie Melnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe Rt. 1, Ellerbe 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin G. T. McAuley 

Mt. Gilead Mt. Gilead 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall W. M. Berryhill 

Rt. 5, Charlotte Rt. 5, Charlotte 

Myers Park A. J. Beall C. B. Ross 

Commercial Bank Bldg. 2338 Roswell Ave. 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Nevin J. H. Stewart J. W. Gettys 

Rt. 7, Charlotte Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 

Newell S. B. Wilson Geo. Caldwell 

Newell Rt. 7, Charlotte 

Norman C. E. Martin C. E. Martin 

Norman Norman 

North Charlotte B. B. Young J. E. McQuown 

810 E. 36th St. 3220 N. Alexander St. 

Charlotte Charlotte, N. C. 

Norwood J. H. McSwain Miss Virginia Barnhart 

Norwood Norwood 

Oakboro E. O. Ross Miss Viola Ross 

Box 196 Box 196 

Oakboro Oakboro, N. C. 

Pageland D. E. Clark Dr. A. T. Munn 

Pageland, S. C. Pageland, S. C. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Paw Creek G. A. Todd Wm. A. Cathey 

Paw Creek Chadwick Station 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Peachland T.. V. Howell 

Peachland 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery Mrs. W. C. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead 

Philadelphia J. W. Morris Clifford McLean 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. C. Rt. 1, Charlotte 

Pineville W. A. Rogers Robert C. Hair 

Pineville Pineville 

Plaza C. A. Kirkpatrick J. L. Fesperman, Sr. 

1315 Matheson Ave. 3908 Monroe Road 

Charlotte Charlotte 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers C. C Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville Pineville 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal Oliver Howard 

Rt. 1, Matthews Waxhaw 

Ramah Jno. G. Caldwell C. D. Bradford 

Rt. 1, Huntersville Rt. 1, Huntersville 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker Mrs. A. L. Gordon 

Roberdell Roberdell 

Robinson Perry C. Hood V. H. Brawley 

Rt. 1, Harrisburg Rt. 8, Charlotte 

Rockingham J. D. Cameron M. C. McLeod 

Rockingham Rockingham 

Rourk J. C. Watson A. M. Blakely 

Rt. 3, Rockingham Rt. 3, Rockingham 

St. Andrews B. R. Howell A. A. Clark 

220 Bacon Ave. Rt. 5, Charlotte 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside T. Mack Hill 

1801 The Plaza 1715 The Plaza 
Charlotte 

Salem George Timmons Mrs. L. T. Gill 

Rt. 1, Marshville Box 197 

Pageland, S. C. 

Selwyn Avenue B. S. Gray . Dr. W. P. Weeks 

3012 Selwyn Ave. 2117 Picardy Place 

Charlotte Charlotte 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches Clerk of Session 

Sharon H. B. Hunter 

Marsh Road 

Siler Avery Plyler 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Six Mile Creek S. L. LaFrage 

Rt. 2, Fort Mill, S. C. 

Steele Creek R. A. Grier 

Rt. 3, Charlotte 

Stephenson Frank Kimbrell 

Indian Trail 

Sugaw Creek J. P. Robinson 

1324 Biltmore Drive 
Charlotte 

Tabernacle O. L. Efird 

Rt. 2, Marshville 

Tenth Avenue L. S. Boyd 

312 W. 9th St. 
Charlotte 

Thomasboro H. P. Cathey 

322 Hovis Circle 
Charlotte 

Troy C. N. Eckerson 

Troy 

Turner J. C. Richardson 

Rt. 5, Monroe 

Unionville J, Fred Medlin 

Rt. 2, Monroe 

Wadesboro C. A. Bland 

West Avenue 
Wadesboro 

Walkersville S. H. McCain 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet 

Waxhaw 

West Avenue R. L. Smith 

2339 Morton St. 
Charlotte 

Westminster H. G. Robinson 

1418 Kenilworth Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Williams Memorial J. I. Hutchison 

Rt. 9, Charlotte 

Wilmore H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce St. 
Charlotte 



Treasurer 

Chas. A. Hunter 
630 Marsh Road 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Carr Price 
Rt. 5, Monroe 

J. R. Perry 

15 Academy St. 

Otto C. Brown 
Rt. 3, Charlotte 



Z. V. Kiser 

Rt. 7, Charlotte 

C. C. Moore 
Rt. 2, Marshville 

A. Reece Pegram 
2049 Greenway Ave. 
Charlotte 

J. S. Bennett 
3039 Florida Ave. 
Charlotte 

C. W. Safrit 
Troy 

D. E. Glenn 
Rt. 5, Monroe 

Paul E. Griffin 
Rt. 2. Monroe 

Mrs. Chase Baughn 
West Wade Street 
Wadesboro 

H. L. Strawn 
Rt. 2, Waxhaw 

T. N. Massey 
Waxhaw 

Richard Wilkinson 
513 Grandin Rd. 
Charlotte 

W. D. Lawing 
409 Tremont Ave. 
Charlotte 

E. L. McConnell 
Rt. 9, Charlotte 

H. K. Youngblood 
508 Spruce St. 
Charlotte 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 13 

The Dne Hundred Sixty-First Stated 
Session Df Meclilenburg Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-first Stated Session in the Benton Heights Church, Mon- 
roe, N. C. at 10:00 A. M. on July 20, 1943. The court was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. B. Frank Yandell, and was con- 
stituted with prayer by Rev. C. G. McClure. The opening sermon 
was preached by the retiring moderator from the text, Acts 1 :8. 

At the request of the Stated Clerk, Rev. Paul P. Thrower 
was elected acting permanent clerk to serve for this meeting. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled 
or were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. 
Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, W. H. John- 
ston, C. H. Rowan, B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T.. 
Taylor, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, 
C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, A. H Key, E V. Wiley, L. T. Gill, T. B. 
Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, W. T. Smith, 
H. B. Blakely, Jas. A. Jones, H. L. Reaves, A Julian Warner, J. L. 
Russell, W. R. Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, 
N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Gary 
R. Blain, Wm. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, Paul P. Thrower, J. L, 
Griggs, Robert Turner, G. Dana Waters, C. G. McClure, S. M. Inman, 
Geo. F. Houck. — 51. 

Ruling Elders: J. P. Sample, Amity; L. A. Fesperman, Badin ; R. L. 
White, Banks ; J. Earl Williams, Benton Heights ; F. P. Larson, Caldwell 
Memorial; C. H. Trexler, Camden; J. C. Munn, Candor; C. B. Choate, 
Central Steele Creek; Frank W. DeArmon, Charlotte First; W. H. 
DeLamater, Commonwealth; R. L. Willis, Cooks Memorial; H. L. Seay, 
Huntersville ; R. C. Tucker, Locust; C. W. Allred, Macedonia; J. K. 
McLaughHn; Mallard Creek; J. C. Deane, Marshville ; A. W. McKay, 
Marston; W. O. Johnston, McGee; G. J. Whitener, Monroe First; V. L. 
Wall, Morven; O. C. Utley, Mulberry; T. M. Hines, Myers Park; R. W. 
Watts, North Charlotte; Carson Livingston, Norwood; E. O. Ross, 
Oakboro ; H. H. Houston, Pageland ; P. W. Davenport, Paw Creek; J. 
P. Flowe, Philadelphia ; W. A. Rogers, Pineville ; C. T. Stewart, Plaza ; 
S. A. Winget. Pleasant Hill; L. M. Rea, Providence; C. G. Black, Ramah ; 
W. W. Faires, Robinson; L. A. Kelly, Rockingham; N. C. White, St. 
Paul; W. E. Green, Salem; B. S. Gray, Selwyn Avenue; H. Q. Kirk- 
patrick, Sharon; Page Price, Siler; S. L. LaFrage, Six Mile Creek; I. 
B. Faires, Steele Creek; L. D. McConnell, Stigaw Creek; O. L. Eifrd, 
Tabernacle ; W. A. Harrell, Tenth Avenue ; W. S. Biggers, Thomasboro ; 
J. V. MuUis, Unionville; C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; A. B. Norwood, Wal- 
kersville ; R. J. Belk, Waxhaw; V. F. Alexander, West Avenue; A. M. 
Rea, Westminster. — 52. 



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Visiting Brethren — The following were introduced to Pres- 
bytery and invited to sit with us as visiting- brethren : 

Rev. J. E. Flowe, Concord Presbytery; Rev. Geo. F. Houck, Granville 
Presbytery; Rev. G. A. Wilson, Wilmington Presbytery. 

Committee on Arrangements — The Committee on Arrange- 
ments presented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

We would suggest that you follow the docket until 12:30 P. M. then 
take recess for lunch. Reconvene at 1 :30 P. M. and proceed with the 
docket until 2:00 P. M. Set aside the hour from 2:00 P. M. to 3:00 P. M. 
for a popular meeting on Religious Education. At 3:00 P. M. resume the 
work of Presbytery and adjourn at will. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THEODORE B. ANDERSON, Chairman. 

History of Benton Heights Church — The history of the Ben- 
ton Heights Church was read by Ruling Elder J. Earl Williams. 
It was adopted and is as follows : 

HISTORY OF BENTON HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

About twenty-five years ago Mr. W. H. Belk, of Charlotte in his visits 
to his mother and brother Dr. J. M. Belk of Monroe would of necessity 
have to come into Monroe through Benton Heights on Sunday mornings. 
He could not help but see great numbers of children on the street. His 
investigation revealed that there were no facilities available for the relig- 
ious training of the boys and girls, as there was no Church in the com- 
munity. The opportunity for a Mission Work in Benton Heights loomed 
great in the eyes of these brothers. They called in Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine 
who was Union County Evangelist at that time and authorized him to 
build a Chapel on a lot that had recently been purchased by G. B. Mc- 
Clellan for them. This Chapel which now stands in the rear of this 
Church has been remodeled and is now being used as a recreation build- 
ing and as an assembly room. 

Rev. B. B. Shankel organized a Mission work and a Sunday School 
which progressed satisfactorily for a number of years. When he was called 
from his work at Lee Park to another field the Presbyterians allowed 
this work to cease and the Chapel was rented to the Nazarenes for a 
period. 

About seven years ago an overture was made to the Session of the 
First Presbyterian Church by the people of Benton Heights to reorganize 
the Presbyterian work in the Chapel. A Committee composed of W. A. 
Henderson, G. B. McClellan and Miss Louise Morrow was appointed to 
reorganize the Sunday School. The organization was completed and a fine 
spirit of cooperation from the people of the community was helpful in 
making the Sunday School a success. A short while after its organization 
the Session of the First Church elected Deacon V. C. Wood as Superinten- 
dent and under his leadership much progress was made but the Lord 



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called him to his reward and Elder W. A. Henderson was again asked to 
take over the Superintendent's place. 

Rev. T. B. Anderson, the present Pastor, who is host to the meeting 
of Presbytery, was at the time of the organization of the Sunday School, 
Pastor of the Unionville Presbyterian Church was asked to take over 
the work in Benton Heights as a Mission work. Today this Church stands 
as a memorial to his untiring efforts and to his loyal workers. Mention 
is also made of the work of the Woman's Auxiliary in furnishing the 
Church with the comfortable pews, pulpit chairs, etc. 

The Church was organized in the Summer of 1940 with 33 members. 
On March 13th, 1943 the Church was dedicated to God with Rev. J. G. 
Garth of Charlotte preaching the sermon and with inspiring talks by 
R. H. Stone, W. H. Belk, G. B. McClellan, Rev. Robt. Turner and W. A. 
Henderson. Rev. T. B. Anderson, the Pastor made the dedicatory prayer. 
The present membership is 57. We look forward to a continued growth 
in numbers and we trust in the warm and glowing graces of our Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ. 

The Church is Vv^ell organized and the full program of the Church is 
followed. Mrs. Earl Williams is President of the Woman's Auxiliary. 
The young peoples Society has excellent leadership in Miss Vivian 
Tucker. The Sunday School has its Superintendent, W. A. Henderson, 
and under his leadership and that of the faithful officers and Teachers, 
who cooperate constructive work is being done both as to instruction in 
.and training for the Master Service. The present officers of the Church 
are as follows : Elders, Vernon Tucker, Eugene Secrest, George Boone, 
and Earl Williams. The Deacons : are L. C. Newton, Stacey Tucker, Neal 
Tucker, Pete Williams, and Brown Carnes. 

As to the past we can say "Truly the Lord has done great things for 
us and we are glad.'' As to the future, it is our prayer that we continue 
to seek the will of God, to increase our efforts, and to devote our re- 
sources and to proceed unafraid and to make Christ and his Church first. 

Memorials — Memorials to Rev. Luther H. Query, read by Rev. 
J. G. Garth, and to Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, read by Rev. W. H. 
Frazer, were adopted by a standing vote and prayer for the 
bereaved families was led by Rev. R. A. Young. The memorials 
are as follows : 

CHARLES RICHARD NISBET 

Was born in Macon, Georgia, July 24, 1871, and died in Charlotte, North 
Carolina, June 26th, 1943. Between these two dates stretched a period of 
seventy-t^yo years. But the story of his life is not to be told by the dates 
of its beginning and ending. Between these tw^o dates lies a great record 
of service, and achievement. After preparation for what he thought was 
to be his life work he went back to his home and began the practice of 
law with his distinguished father, the Hon. James Taylor Nis1)et. one of 
the outstanding barristers of the South. After a brief period of a year 
and a half his father died, and although heir to his great practice and li- 
brary, young Nisbet felt the call to plead at an entirely different bar, and 
to represent entirely different clients. He dis,posed of his interests, left 



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a most flattering worldly position, and entered Princeton Seminary for 
the purpose of preparing himself for his work in an entirely new role. 

On November 15, 1898 he was ordained to the Gospel Ministry and 
placed by his Presbytery in charge of the Presbyterian Church at Bain- 
bridge, Georgia. He served here until 1900, when he came to Atlanta, 
as pastor of the little Kirkwood Church. He was permitted to remain in 
this field only about one year when the larger interests of the Kingdom 
led him to the pastorate of the Westminster Church, Atlanta. After 
a few years he was called to the Woodland Street Church, Nashville, 
Tennessee; then to Trinity Church, St. Louis, Missouri, and finally to 
the very strategic Church on the border line between the Northern and 
Southern Churches, Central Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, where his 
greatest growth was had and his largest work was done. For 15 years, 
from 1912 to 1927, he carried on that great work where such giants of the 
Ministry as Samuel M. Neel had set the gauge for his preaching and his 
executive ability. He has repeatedly told me the story of his crises here, 
and one could see how he met them and how they made him a greater 
and more useful minister of the gospel. In 1927 he resigned this great 
charge, spent a brief period of time in travel and in the Fall of 1927 he 
entered upon the work of the pastorate of Caldwell Memorial Church, 
Charlotte where a fully developed capacity for service, a rich experience 
and a burning zeal for the cause of Christ all conspired to Inake this 
pastorate an outstanding one in the city of Charlotte and in the Synod 
of North Carolina. 

He was twice married. First to Miss Ola Mai Jones, of Toccoa, Georgia, 
and second to Mrs. Freda Dotger Burch, of Charlotte. From the first 
union there were born a daughter and a son : Mrs. Elizabeth Nisbet Marty, 
of Kansas City, Missouri, and Charles R. Nisbet, Jr. of Salisbury, North 
Carolina. They, together with Mrs. Bertha Burch Nisbet, his wife, survive 
him. 

Dr. Nisbet's character was open and easily discerned and analyzed. 

He was first of all a devout servant of Christ. He loved his Lord with 
a passionate devotion and delighted in His service. 

He loved the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and was subject to its 
authority and always tried to be guided by its wisdom. He stood as a real 
watchman upon its walls and "would not keep silent nor give God rest 
until He should establish and make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." 

He was a preacher who loved the word of God and whose soul was 
aflame with the fire of Evangelism. No feature of his long and outstanding 
ministry was so pronounced as his burning messages of the word of life to 
dying men. 

He was a Presbyter of outstanding ability. Being thoroughly grounded in 
the principles of law he could masterly weigh any question from every 
view-point. He fearlessly took his stand upon every issue and forcefully 
defended it. Charles Richard Nisbet had nothing little or picaunish about 
his character. He was a great man measured from every angle. 

"Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day 
in Israel." We pause here to place an immortelle to his memory, and to say : 

"Servant of God well done, 

Rest from thy loved employ. 

The battle fought, the victory won. 

Enter thy Master's joy." 



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MEMORIAL OF REV. L. H. QUERY 

Luther Harrison Query was born in Mallard Creek Township, Mecklen- 
burg County, North Carolina, on August 25, 1867. His father was Leander 
Query and his mother was Nanc}' Emily Query, a second cousin, the 
last being her family name as well as her husband's. There are a number 
of families of Querys in Mecklenburg county, more or less related. He had 
four brothers and sisters, two of whom survive — Mrs. W. M. Thompson of 
Charlotte and Mrs. R. C. Kirkpatrick of Sharon church near Charlotte. 

The family was brought up during the pastorate of Dr. Walter W. 
Pharr, who was the pastor at Mallard Creek Church from 1869 to 1883, 
and whose family has furnished the Church with several of its best 
known workers. The thirty-year pastorate of Rev. Walter Smiley Pharr 
had just closed with his death in 1866, before Luther Query was born. 
These two pastroates had indoctrinated the congregation with strong 
Calvinistic teaching made famous by the Shorter Catechism, which was 
the main textbook of the church. 

Under these influences Luther Harrison Query in early boyhood deter- 
mined to be a minister of the gospel. He attended Hugh Grey's High 
School in Huntersville, N. C. In 1889 he attended Davidson College and 
stayed there two years, when he decided to transfer to Southwestern 
Presbyterian University at Clarksville, Tennessee, where he stayed two 
years. It was there that the author of this sketch learned to know him, 
and a friendship was formed that has lasted now these fifty years till 
it was broken by his death on May 28, 1943. 

From Southwestern Mr. Query went to Hampden Sidney, Va., where 
he attended Union Theological Seminary for three years, and returned 
to Mecklenburg Presbytery which licensed him as a Sunday School mis- 
sionary, in which work he remained for six years. 

He was ordanied by Concord Presbytery in January 1907, as pastor 
of Bethpage Church. He also had charge of Fifth Creek Church; and 
the present writer recalls holding two protracted meetings, while pastor 
at Hickory in Concord Presbytery, one at Fifth Creek Church in 1910 and 
the other at Bethpage in 1912. Mr. Query was greatly beloved by both con- 
gregations, and the writer recalls the beautiful home the pastor had at Fifth 
Creek, where he and his excellent young wife had four lovely children, three 
girls and a boy, the oldest only six, and all well behaved and obedient. 
It was a well regulated home controlled with love and kindness, mingled 
with firmness and discipline. 

Mr. Query married Mae J. D. Wyly of Westminster, S. C. in 1901 and 
brought his young bride to Mecklenburg county, and she still survives 
him, with the three daughters, Margaret Emily (Mrs. Kirk Cousart), 
Anne Verner (Mrs. L. M. Donahoe, of Boston, Mass.) and Martha 
Melinda (Mrs. R. W. Brown). James, the second child, met his death 
in an automobile accident m 1936, just as he was entering a successful 
career in business, which was a great grief to his parents. 

In 1913 Mr. Query took charge of the church in Oakland, Fla. and 
stayed till 1916, when it became evident that a serious malady had invaded 
his physical being. He returned to North Carolina, where they bought 
a home on Seigle Avenue. He died in Charlotte Memorial Hospital on May 
28, 1943. The disease, at first thought to be tuberculosis, eventually proved 
to malignant, and caused his death. While Mr. Query would preach occa- 



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sionally, and teach Sunday School classes, he was never able to again 
undertake regular ministerial work. In order to develop his health by 
exercise he would do carpenter work and similar jobs, but he had to 
take care lest he overdo his strength. 

The funeral was conducted by Rev. C. G. McClure and Dr. J. A. Jones, 
two members of his Presbytery on Sunday, May 30, 1943. He was buried 
beside his son in Elmwood Cem.etery in Charlotte. 

Mr. Query had a kindly nature, full of good humor, a love for the Bible 
and the work of Christ. He had high ideals and imparted these to his 
children. He was an earnest preacher, a good pastor, and a faithful 
presbyter. 

Election of Moderator — Rev. R. H. Stone, who was nominated 
at the spring meeting of Presbytery, was unanimously elected 

to serve as Moderator of this meeting. 

« 

Standing Committees — The Moderator appointed the follow- 
ing Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures: Rev. B. F. Yandell, Rev. Jas. A. Jones and Mr. 
W. H. DeLamater. 

-Judicial: Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. A. T. Taylor and Mr. Nat C. 
White. 

Records of Presbytery: Rev. Robt. Turner, Mr. W. A. Harrell and Mr. 
L. D. McConnell. 

Resolutions: Rev. C. H. Little, Rev. M. R. Gibson and Mr. A. B. Nor- 
wood. 

Terms of Calls Changed — The Amity Church requested per- 
mission to change the terms of the call to the pastor by in- 
creasing the salary $300 per year and making proportionate 
increase in the payments to the Ministers' Annuity Fund. The 
Badin Church made request for permission to change the terms 
of the call to the pastor from $1800 to 1980 per year with cor- 
responding adjustments to the Ministers' Annuity Fund. These 
requests were granted and the churches were commended for 
their action. 

Reports of Commissioners — The following commissioners to 
the General Assembly reported their attendance on the ses- 
sions of that court meeting at Montreat, N. C. from May 27 
to June 1, 1943: 



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Ruling Elders J. I. Hutchinson, McAlister Carson, Harvey Morrison, 
S. L. LaFrage, W. R. Garrison, Rev. J. L. Griggs, Rev. W. H. Johnston, 
and Rev. B. F. Yandell. The reports were received and the commissioners 
commended for their diligence. 

Dissolution of Pastorate— Rev. C. H. Rowan requested Presby- 
tery to dissolve the pastoral relation existing between himself 
and the Paw Creek and Cooks Memorial Churches. Ruling 
Elder P. W. Davenport reported that Paw Creek Church re- 
luctantly concurred. He also read resolutions adopted by the 
Church expressing their high regard for Mr. Rowan and their 
sincere regret at his going. Ruling Elder R. L Willis reported 
that the Cooks Memorial Church also concurred. The request 
was granted and the pastoral relationship dissolved, effective 
July 31, 1943. 

The request of Rev. C. H. Rowan for a letter of transfer to 
Bethel Presbytery w^as granted, after many expressions of 
esteem and appreciation from members of the Presbytery. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — The Commission 

on the Minister and His Work presented a report which was 

admitted to record and is as follows : 

The Commission has held four meetings since the last meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

The Commission met with the committees from Nevin and Newell 
Churches to advise with them in their efforts to secure a temporary sup- 
ply and a permanent Pastor. 

The Commission approved the arrangements to use Rev. J. L. Griggs 
as temporary supply at Nevin and Rev. B. Frank Yandle as temporary 
supply at Newell. Later, they gave approval of Rev. J. Clyde Pratt as 
Stated Supply at Newell Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission appointed Dr. William H. Frazer to have oversight 
of the Rockingham Presbyterian Church and he was instructed to assist 
them in their efforts to secure a supply and a permanent Pastor. 

The following requests were received, regarding calls to Pastors : 

Rev. George F. Houck, to Biscoe, Macedonia and Candor, 

Rev. J. Clyde Pratt, to Nevin Presbyterian Church, 

Rev. H. E. Carter, to the Amay James Presbyterian Church. 

After a full investigation in each case, the commission advised these 
churches that they felt that the Minister each was seeking would make a 
suitable Pastor. 

The calls of Biscoe, Macedonia and Candor to Rev. George F. Houck 
and the call of the Nevin Presbyterian Church were presented to the 
Commission, and, having been found in order, were ordered presented 
to Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. FRAZER, Chairman. 

J. W. THOMSON, JR., Secretary. 



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Minister Installed — The Commission appointed to install Rev. 
W. T. Smith as pastor of the Wilmore Church submitted a 
report which was admitted to record and is as follows : 

The Commission met at Wilmore Church, May 10, 1943 at 8:00 P. M., 
was called to order and constituted with Prayer. Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt 
was chosen to act as secretary -of the Commission. The installation was 
carried out in the following manner: Rev. B. F. Yandell presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. of 
the Plaza Church preached the sermon. Ruling Elder Nat C. White 
charged the congregation and Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt charged the pastor. 
The benediction was pronounced by the newly installed pastor. 

Q. N. Huneycutt, Secretary 

Minister Dismissed — Rev. W. H. Boyd requested a letter of 
transfer to East Alabama Presbytery. The request was granted. 

Minister Received — Rev. Geo. F. Houck presented a letter 
of dismissal from Granville Presbytery and applied for mem- 
bership in Mecklenburg Presbytery. After the usual examina- 
tions which were sustained as satisfactory Mr. Houck was 
enrolled upon signing the obligations required by Presbytery 
of its ministers. 

Calls from Biscoe, Candor and Macedonia Churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. Geo. F. Houck, having been foimd in 
order and approved by the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work, were placed in Mr. Houck's hands by Presbytery and 
accepted by him. A commission, whose quorum is to be two min- 
isters and one ruling elder, was appointed to install Rev. Geo. 
F. Houck at Biscoe, Candor and Macedonia Churches and is as 
follows : Rev. W. I. Howell, Chairman, Rev. E, V. Wiley, Rev. 
A. W. Shaw and Ruling Elders J. C. Munn, Candor, C. W. Allred, 
Macedonia, J. W. Ewing, Biscoe. All arrangements to be made 
by the commission. 

Recess — Presbytery took recess for lunch until 1 :30 P. M. 
The closing prayer was offered by Rev. F. R. McAlister. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. and was opened with 
the singing of a hymn and prayer. 

Ministers Excused — Rev. R. F. Boyd and Rev. C. N. Morrison 
were excused from attendance upon this meeting. Rev. W. A. 
Alexander and Rev. Jas. A. Jones were excused from the after- 
noon session to attend a funeral. 



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Letters — Letters of appreciation from Rev. J. F. Hardie, Rev. 
S. B. McLean and Rev. J. S. Sibley for Presbytery's expression 
of sympathy were read and received as information. 

Action on Manual Change — -A proposed change in the man- 
ual, submitted at the spring meeting of Presbytery and docketed 
for consideration at this meeting, is as follows : 

"Instead of quarterly stated meetings of Presbytery, Stated Sessions 
shall be held in the Spring and Fall, with Adjourned Sessions in the 
Summer and Winter." 

This matter was taken up at this time ; and after some dis- 
cussion the proposal was rejected, and Presbytery continues 
with the present schedule of four stated meetings a year. 

Sabbath Observance — The Committee on the Sabbath and 
Family Religion submitted a report which was adopted and is 
as follows : 

Sabbath Observance is fast becoming a forgotten precept by the peo- 
ples of the world today. The commandment of God to "remember the 
Sabbath Day to keep it holy" has been relegated to the archives of an- 
tiquity and the modern trend seems to be generally, "another day, another 
dollar". This desecration of the Sabbath is a revealing commentar}^ on 
the apostasy of God's people. Satanic influence is rampant! 

By the appointment of Almighty God, a certain portion of our time 
is to be set apart for the special worship and service of God. The religious 
observance of the Lord's day is essentially connected with vital piety. 
The whole experience of the world will establish the position that where 
no Sabbath is observed, little regard for the Lord is known. According 
to our Confession of Faith, which we all affir*m, the Sabbath is kept holy 
unto the Lord, "when men, after a due preparing of their hearts, and 
ordering of their common affairs beforehand, do not only observe an 
holy rest all the day from their own works, words and thoughts, about 
their worldly employments and recreations ; but also are taken up the 
whole time in the public and private exercises of his worship, and in the 
duties of necessity and mercy." 

Papers on Sabbath Observance have been written by the score ; numer- 
ous reports have been made, but by the evidence all about us, little 
that special effort be exerted to bring before the people the necessity of 
impression has been made — little action has been taken. It is imperative 
a proper observance of the Sabbath. 

With these comments in mind, your committee on Sabbath Observance 
would add this report to the many already written and read — and with the 
prayer that in it may be found suggestive recommendations that will 
lead to a more active remembering the Sabbath Day to keep it holy. Our 
recommnedations are as follows : 

1. That the matter of Sabbath observance be kept before the congre- 
gations by reference at frequent intervals from the pulpit, and in conversa- 
tions during pastoral calls. 



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2. That in view of the large amount of material already prepared on 
Sabbath Observance, a review be made by ministers to "stir up your pure 
minds by way of remembrance." We suggest the following: 

a. The Larger and Shorter Catechisms. 

b. The Confession of Faith. 

c. Minutes of the General Assembly. 

d. Minutes of the Presbj^tery. 

e. Books, pamphlets and tracts. 

3. That Sabbath Observance Day — September 26, 1943 — be a most pro- 
pitious time to preach a sermon on "Sabbath Observance in the Christian 
Home," this date being also the starting date for Religious Education 
Week and the beginning of the second year of the United Religious 
Education Advance, whose emphasis for the second year is "Christian 
Teaching in the Home." 

Most respectfully submitted, 

A. W. SHAW, Chairman 

R. L. WILLIS. 

G. DANA WATERS. 

C. A. BLAND 

A. T. TAYLOR. 

Resolutions of Thanks — -The Committee on Resolutions pre- 
sented a report which was adopted by a rising vote and is as fol- 
lows : 

Your Committee on Resolutions wishes to make the following 
report: 

1. That w^e by a rising vote express to Rev. T. B. Anderson, pastor 
of Benton Heights Church, our sincere appreciation for the invitation 
to and use of this splendid building for this meeting of Presbytery and 
to all who labored to make this building possible from its first con- 
ception to its now beautiful completion. 

2. To the ladies of the Church for the bountiful lunch and to all who 
contributed to the comfort and pleasure of this meeting. 

3. That the pastor of the Church be asked to thank the congregation 
in the name of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. LITTLE, Chairman. 
M. R. GIBSON. 
A. B. NORWOOD. 

Religious Education Report — The time for the order of the 
day having arrived, Presbytery heard the Report of the Exec- 
utive Committee of Religious Education which was read by the 
chairman, Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. Pending its adoption Rev. 
J. O. Mann addressed Presbytery on the subject of Religious 
Education and Rev. H. B. Blakely spoke on the Christian Home. 
The -report was adopted and is as follows: 

Your Presbytery's Committee of Religious Education presents the 
following recommendations : 

1. That this Presbytery pledge every resource at its command to 
strengthen efforts now being made to meet the special demands of war 



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emergenc}'^ areas within our bounds, and hereby authorizes all Presbytery 
committees to cooperate insofar as possible to the end that our oppor- 
tunities for cooperative service may be fully met. 

2. That Presbytery express its appreciation to every Pastor and Ses- 
sion that last 3^ear led their congregation to enlist in the United Religious 
Education Advance, and urge all other congregations to enlist at once 
so that our Church emphasis upon the Christian Home this Second year 
may reach into every Presbyterian household and deepen the spiritual 
life of every Presbyterian family. 

3. That to meet the current problem of depleted lay leadership every 
pastor be urged to make a leadership class available to his congregation. 

4. That Rally Day, October 3, 1943 be observed by every church as a 
time for rekindling the interest of children, youth, and adults in regular 
Sunday School attendance so that Presbyterian churches and homes may 
combine their influence to combat the secular pressures over-running our 
country during this period of war. 

5. That every church be asked to include the Executive Committee of 
Religious Education for their full share of the Assembly's benevolent 
budget, recognizing that none of this is spent for headquarter's expenses, 
and that all comes back to our churches in the form of free services to 
churches and mission groups. 

6. That every congregation be invited to study the problem of youth's 
delinquency in its own community, recognizing that if the church has a 
message to childhood and youth today it must find some way to speak 
and act now while yet there is time. 

7. That pending the adoption of this report Presbytery hear an address 
by Dr. Hunter B. Blakely on the Christian Home and the Advance. 

8. That at the close of Dr. Blakely's address our Presbytery pause for 
a brief period of intercession, imploring God's help upon our Nation and 
our Church in this emergency, and seeking the quickening power of the 
Holy Spirit upon all our Church's forces, materials and organizations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. B. PRINCE, JR., Chairman. 

Message to Rev. R. J. McIIwaine — Rev. L. T. Gill called at- 
tention of Presbytery to the long and faithful service of Rev. and 
]\Irs. R. J. McHwaine to the Home Mission fields of Mecklen- 
hurg Presbytery and to the fact that we are meeting today in 
their home town and in the comity where much of their most 
fruitful labor had been accomplished. It was also reported that 
it had l^een a very sincere desire of Mr. McIIwaine to be present 
at this meeting, JDut due to the weakness of age and infirm health 
it was impossi1)le for him to be here today. Prayer was offered 
for Mr. and Mrs. McIIwaine by Rev. W. H. Frazer, and Rev. 
Robert Turner was requested to convey to them the greetings 
and best wishes of Presbytery. 

Westminster Assembly Anniversary — Attention was called to 
the fact that the three hundredth anniversary of the West- 
minster Assembly is to be observed in the Fall Meeting of Pres- 



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bytery at Sugaw Creek Church. A Committee on Arrangements 

for this celebration was appointed as follows : 

Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Chairman, Rev. W. H. Johnston, Rev. J. G. 
Garth, Rev. R. H. Stone, Ruling Elder J. P. Robinson, Mrs. J. B. Spill- 
man and Mrs. R. G. Spratt. This Committee on Arrangements was in- 
structed to solicit a fund of five hundred dollars ($5(X).0{)) to defray the 
expenses of this celebration. The treasurer of Presbytery was authorized 
to pay $100.00 to this celebration fund if needed to make a total of $500.00. 

Stewardship Report — The Stew^ardship Committee presented 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

THE SECOND HOME MISSION EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN 

The Second Home Mission Emergency Campaign is getting under way. 
The Assembly has a goal of $335,000.00. Of this, the Synod of North Car- 
olina is asked to raise $63,717.00. Mecklenburg Presbytery has been as- 
signed a quota of $16,056,00. 

Your Stewardship Committee has been asked to apportion this. At the 
meeting of the Presbytery today, we are asking that the following 
amounts be approved for the churches as their part of the Home Mission 
Emergency in its second year. 

Albemarle, First $ 250 Lee Park 
Albemarle, Second 50 Lilesville 



Altan 

Amay James 

Amity 

Badin 

Banks 

Benton Heights 

Bethany 

Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Beulah 

Biscoe 

Brainerd 

Caldwell Mem'l 

Camden 

Cameronian 

Candor 

Camp Greene 

Central Steele Ck. 



10 Locust 

5 Macedonia 

40 Mallard Creek 

40 Mark's Creek 

30 Marshville 

10 Marston 

10 Matthews 

30 Monroe, First 

20 Morgan M. 

16 Morven 

20 McGee 

20 McLean M. 

1,000 Myers Park 

10 Mt. Carmel 

15 Mt. Gilead 

20 Mulberry 

20 Newell 

80 Nevin 



Charlotte, First 2,800 Norman 
Charlotte, Second 3,800 N. Charlotte 



Commonwealth 

Community 

Cook's Memorial 

Cornelius 

Ellerbe 

Hamlet 

Hopewell 

Huntersville 

Indian Trail 



20 Norwood 

10 Oakboro 

50 Pageland 

10 Paw Creek 

20 Pee Dee 

100 Plaza 

120 Philadelphia 

130 Pineville 

25 Pleasant Hill 



Yours most cordially, 



10 Polkton 10 

6 Providence 100 

12 Ramah 30 

12 Rehoboth 10 

60 Robinson 30 

10 Roberdell 10 

10 Rockingham 100 

10 Rourk 10 

40 Salem 10 

450 St. Andrews 75 

16 St. Paul 125 

30 Selwyn Avenue 75 

30 Sharon 150 

10 Siler 15 

2,800 Six Mile Creek 10 

10 Steele Creek 830 

20 Stephenson 6 

130 Sugaw Creek 300 

25 Tabernacle 10 

25 Tenth Avenue 280 

10 Thomasboro 60 

30 Troy 25 

25 Turner 10 

10 Unionville 10 

15 Wadesboro 75 

170 Walkersville 15 

10 Waxhaw 30 

125 West Avenue 165 

75 Westminster 380 

50 Williams Memorial 100 

45 Wilmore 75 

J. G. GARTH, Chairman. 



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Pastorate Dissolved— Rev. T. B. Anderson requested Pres- 
bytery in the Spring Meeting at Steele Creek to dissolve the 
pastoral relation existing between himself and the Unionville 
Church. That church through a w^ritten communication today 
concurred in the request w^hich was granted, and the pastoral 
relationship was dissolved. 

Calls Amended — The Locust and Oakboro Churches requested 
permission to amend the terms of their calls to their pastor as 
follows : Locust to increase the salary by $100.00 per year, and 
Oakboro to increase the salary by $50.00 per year, each church 
to make proper adjustments in payments to the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund, and in each case the change to be effective June 
1, 1943. 

Nomination of Moderator — Rev. M. R. Gibson was nominated 
for Moderator of the Fall Meeting to be held at Sugaw Creek 
Church. 

Defense Service Council — Rev. G. A. Wilson of Wilmington 
Presbytery and a member of the Defense Service Council of the 
General Assembly addressed Presbytery on the work of the 
Defense Service Council. 

Judicial Committee — The Standing Committee on Judicial 
Business reported that no matters had come into their hands. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Presbytery's 
Permanent Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief presented a report which was received and its recom- 
mendations adopted and is as follows : 

The report on those who are receiving aid through ministerial relief 
was made at the Spring Meeting of the Presbytery. We regret to report 
the death of Rev. Luther H. Query on May 28, 1943. 

The committee presents at this time the application of Mrs. Luther 
H. (May Wyly) Query, with the recommendation to Presbytery that she 
be recommended to our Executive Committee of Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief for aid at the rate of $240.00 a year. The committee 
suggests also that this be made retroactive so as to include June and 
July, 1943. 

At the Spring Meeting of Presbytery, William Howard Boyd and Fred- 
erick Clyde Pratt were licensed and are therefore dropped from our roll 
of candidates. David H. Coblentz was received by transfer from the Pres- 
bytery of Dayton, of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

We now have as candidates : 

Barnett, Harry Franklin, Route 1, Hunters ville, N. C, and now at 
Columbia Seminary. 

Coblentz, David H., now at Union Theological Seminary. 



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Fespermaii, Jack Delmar, 511 North Fifth Street, Albemarle, N. C, and 
now in the armed forces. 

Goodwin, Edgar, J. C. Jr., (Negro) now at Johnson C. Smith University. 

Howie, Carl Gordon, 608 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, N. C, and now 
at Union Seminary. 

McLeskey, Joseph Hamilton, Jr., 101 Hermitage Road. 

Moore, Jack Thomas, 2033 Lyndhurst Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, and now 
in the armed forces. 

Moore, Oren, Jr., 2215 Pembroke Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, and now 
at Union Seminary. 

Overcash, Edw. Henderson, 1930 Woodcrest Avenue, Charlotte, N. C, 
and now at Columbia Seminary. 

Poole, Scott McNair, Troy, N. C, now in armed forces. 
Spencer, Homer Ashley, Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. — finished at Davidson 
this spring. 
Whitner, Olin M., Huntersville, N. C, now at Columbia Seminary. 

We have carried on our roll three men who were preparing for the 
work of the medical missionary. John Knox Wilson, and Robert Manton 
Wilson, Jr., have completed their courses of study. Joseph Franklin 
Wilson is at the Medical College of Virginia. 

A gift of $11.00 was made from the Alexander Fund to J. C. Edgar 
Goodwin, Jr. 

HOLMES ROLSTON, Chairman. 

Presbytery's Records — The Standing Committee on Presby- 
tery's Records submitted a report which was amended and 
adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Records of Presbytery reports that the Stated 
Clerk of Presbytery has submitted to the Committee the typewritten and 
printers proof sheets of the Minutes of Mecklenburg Presbytery for the 
159th Stated Session at the Plaza Church, January 19, 1943, and the 160th 
Stated Session at Steele Creek Church, April 20, 1943. 

The Committee has examined these minutes and finds them complete 
as to content and neat in form. The Stated Clerk is to be commended for 
his thoroughness and the orderly way in which he keeps the records of 
Presbytery. 

Recommendations : 

1. That the term "opened with prayer" be used in Presbytery's Minutes 
instead of "constituted with prayer". 

2. That this copy of the printed minutes when put in proper form be 
adopted as the official record of the Presbytery for the above meetings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT TURNER, Chairman 
W. A. HARRELL 
L. D. McCONNELL 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

Instruction Sheets for Clerks of Session — The Stated Clerk 
was instructed to have prepared 100 copies of instructions for 
the use of Clerks of Session in the preparation of Sessional 
Records. 

Adoption of Minutes— The minutes of this session of Presby- 
tery were read and approved. 

Adjournment — After the business of the court had been con- 
cluded the session of Presbytery was closed with the singing of 
a hymn and prayer by the Moderator. Presbytery then adjourned 
to meet at Sugaw Creek Church at 10:00 A. M. on Tuesday, 
October 19, 1943. 

R. H. STONE, Moderator. 

PAUL P. THROWER, Acting Permanent Clerk. 

J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk. 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Called Meetinq Df Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C, 
August 23, 1943. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. at 2:30 P. M. and was 
called to order by Rev. C. C. Beam, the last moderator present. 
The opening prayer was offered by Rev. J. W. Grier. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled : 
Ministers: J. W. Grier, J. G. Garth, C. C. Beam, M. B. Prince, Jr., Car}' 
R. Blain, Robt. F. Boyd.— 6. 

Ruling Elders: M. B. Speir, Charlotte First; L. S. Boyd, Tenth Avenue; 
J. H. McRae, Ellerbe.— 3. 

The call for this meeting was read and found in order, and is 
as follows : 

Charlotte, N. C. 
Aiigust 7, 1943 

The Constitutional requirements having been complied with the Presby- 
tery of Mecklenburg is hereby called to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte on Monday, August 23, 1943 at 2:30 P. M. to trans- 
act the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship between Rev. Cary R. Blain 
and the Ellerbe, Mount Carmel and Norman Churches. 

2. To grant Dr. Blain a letter of dismission to Wilmington Presbyter}^ 

Yours in His service, 

R. H. STONE, Moderator. 

Rev. Cary R. Blain requested Presbytery to dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and the Ellerbe, Mt. 
Carmel and Norman Churches and to grant him a letter of 
transfer to Wilmington Presbytery that he might accept the 
pastorate of the Lake Waccamaw group of churches. The 
churches concurred in the request, the pastoral relationship 
was dissolved and Dr. Blain was given a certificate of transfer 
to Wilmington Presbytery. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted, and 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

C. C. BEAM, Moderator 
ROBERT F. BOYD. Acting Clerk 
W. H. JOHNSTO'N, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF AIECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 29 

Called Meeting Df Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
October 1, 1943 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 11:00 A. M. and was 
called to order by Rev. B. F. Yandell, the last Moderator present. 
The opening prayer was offered by Rev. J. W. Grier. 

The Roll: The following were present and were enrolled: 
Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, W. H. Johnston, B. F. 

Yandell, J. C. Grier, R. A. Young, J. E. Mcjunkin, A. Julian Warner, Jno. 

R. Rosebro, Neill R. McGeachy, W. A. Alexander, Robert F. Boyd.— 13. 

Ruling Elders: W. E. Price, Caldwell Memorial; A. R. Shaw, Jr., Hope- 
well.— 2. 

The following call for this meeting v/as read and found in 
order : 

Charlotte, N. C. 
September 21, 1943 

The Constitutional requirements having been complied with the Pres- 
bytery of Mecklenburg- is hereby called to meet in a called session in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte on Friday, October 1, 1943 at 
11:00 A. M. to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To act upon the request of Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin that the pastoral 
relationship between the Hopewell Church and himself be dissolved. 

2. To attend to any business arising out of the above. 

Yours in His service, 
R. H. STONE, Moderator 

Rev. j. E. Mcjunkin requested Presln'tery to dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship existing between himself and Hopewell Church. 
The church, through its representative. Ruling Elder A. R. Shaw, 
Jr., concurring the request was granted and the pastorate was 
dissolved, effective from this date. 

Rev. D. P. McGeachy of Atlanta Presbytery was introduced 
and was invited to sit with us as a visiting brother. 

The minutes of this session were read and approved, and 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. A. Alexander. 

B. F. YANDELL, Moderator 

W. H. JOHxNSTOX, Stated Clerk 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The One Hundred Sixty-Second Stated 
Session Df Mecklenbnrq Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg^ met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-second Stated Session in the Sugaw Creek Church, Char- 
lotte, N. C. on Thursday, October 21, 1943, at 10:00 A. M. (The 
date had been changed, by order of the Moderator from October 
19th), Presbytery was called to order and constituted with 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. R. H. Stone. 

At the request of the retiring Moderator, Rev. W. L. I.ingle, 
of Concord Presbytery preached the opening sermon from the 
text, II. Corinthians 5:18. 

Communion — The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was admin- 
istered by Rev. S. M. Inman and Rev. C. G. McClure, assisted 
by the following Ruling Elders : J. P. Flowe, G. T. Wingate, Roy 
Todd, E. W. Campbell, W. A. Carriker, M. G. Gibson, Frazier 
Caldwell, H. J. Auten, J. K. Alexander, J. P. Knight, D. J. Sul- 
livan and Osmon Barber. 

Election of Clerks: Rev. B. F. Yandell and Rev. Paul P. 
Thrower were elected temporary clerks to serve for this meeting. 

The Roll: The following were present and ""were enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. 
Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, T. F. Huneycutt, C. C. Beam, 
W. H. Johnston, B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, A. T. Taylor, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R Gibson, J. P. H. McNatt, C. D. 
Whiteley, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, 
L. T. Gill, W. I. Howell, Jr., T. B. Anderson, D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, 
Jr., W. C. Smith, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, Jas. A. Jones, 
A. Julian Warner, J. L. Russell, W. R. Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, 
F. R. McAHster, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., 
Wm. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, E. L. Flanagan, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. 
Griggs, Holmes Rolston, Robert F. Boyd, Robert Turner, F. C. Debele, 
Jr., C. G. McClure, S. M. Inman, Geo. F. Houck, J. O. Mann. — 56. 

Ruling Elders: E. C. Goodwin, Amay James; John Kuck, Amity; J. H. 
Alexander, Banks; W. J. Kanoy, Biscoe ; T. S. AlcPheeters, Caldwell 
Memorial; J. F. Hooks, Camden; J. C. Munn, Candor; J. O. Neely, Central 
Steele Creek; W. B. McClintock, Charlotte First; H. F. Wolfe, Charlotte 
Second; Baxter L. Lawing, Commonwealth; S. B. McClure, Cooks Memor- 
ial; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell; M. G. Gibson, Huntersville ; D. J. McCaskill, 
Macedonia; M. O. Monteith, Mallard Creek; W. O. Johnston, McGee; 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 



R. A. Willis, Jr., Monroe First; V. L. Wall, Morven; C. C. McKinnon, 
Mt. Gilead; J. H. Todd, Mulberry; J. W. Thomson, Jr., Myers Park; 
J. M. Russell, Newell; B. B. Young, North Charlotte; F. A. Wentz, Nor- 
wood ; D. E. Clark, Pageland ; E. W. Campbell, Paw Creek ; J. P. Flowe, 
Philadelphia; E. H. Hand, Pineville ; John D. Elliott, Plaza; J. R. Cur- 
rence, Pleasant Hill; F. B. Kuykendall, Providence; W. C. Flowers, Rob- 
inson; L. A. Kelly, Rockingham; R. W. Blackwelder, St. Andrews; J. 
W. Kiser, St. Paul; J. A. Chrisman, Selwyn Avenue; Harvey B. Hunter, 
Sharon; I. H. Freeman, Steele Creek; J. O. Earnhardt, Sugaw Creek; 
Harrell J. Auten, Tenth Avenue; W. F. McCall, Thomasboro ; C. A. Bland, 
Wadesboro; A. B. Norwood, Walkersville ; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw; G. B. 
Wingate, West Avenue; W. A. Carriker, Westminster; W. F. Caldwell, 
Williams Memorial. — 48. 

Visiting Brethren: The following were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit with us as visiting brethren : W. L. Lingle, Concord Presby- 
tery; R. A. Lapsley, Jr., Montgomery Presbytery; D. P. McGeachy, 
Atlanta Presbytery; J. O. Mann, Wilmington Presbytery; C. H. Rowan, 
Bethel Presbytery; G. W. Hanna, Concord Presbytery; Louis C. LaMotte, 
Fayetteville Presbytery; Coyte Hunter, Kings Mountain Presbytery; 
W. M. Currie, Kings Mountain Presbytery; W. L. Baker, Kings Mountain 
Presbytery; H. E. Carter, Central Alabama Presbytery; G. A. Kaltenbach, 
Chippewa Presbytery, U.S.A. ; D. N. Roller, Wooster Presbytery, U.S.A. ; 
—13. 

Election of Moderator — Rev. M. R. Gibson who was nomi- 
nated at the last stated session was elected to serve as moderator 
of Presbytery. 

Committee on Arrangements — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, 
Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Arrange- 
ments which was adopted and is as follows: 

We recommend that the printed docket be followed with these excep- 
tions : 

1. That the first order after this report be the popular meeting on the 
Orphans' Home. 

2. That the first order after lunch be given to the Home Mission Emer- 
gency Fund and that we hear Dr. R. A. Lapsley of Roanoke, Virginia for 
30 minutes. 

3. That we take recess at 12 :30 P. M. for lunch and that we reconvene 
at 1 :45 P. M. 

4. That we take recess at 5 :30 P. M. for supper and that we reconvene 
at 8:00 P. M. at the Armory Auditorium for the celebration of the Three 
Hundredth Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly and adjourn at the 
conclusion of that service. 

Orphan's Home — The report of the permanent committee on 
the Orphans' Home was presented by the chairman, Rev. J. C. 
Grier, and pending- its adoption Presbytery heard an address 
by Mr. Joseph B. Johnston, Superintendent of the Barium 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Springs Orphans' Home, griving many interesting facts and 
features of the orphanage work in our Synod. The report was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on the Orphanage respectfully submits the following 
report — We thank God that our Home at Barium is in better shape in 
many ways than it has ever been. We wish to commend our churches for 
their generous support of the Home during the past year. We call atten- 
tion to the fact that a movement is underway for the erection of a new 
and adequate church at Barium, and funds are being collected for that 
purpose. We call attention to the fact that there are 38 children at Barium 
from the bounds of Mecklenburg Presbytery, and 14 boys from Mecklen- 
burg are in the armed forces of our country. This is a fine record. We 
would recommend : 

1. That all of our ministers be urged to co-operate with Mr. Rufus A. 
Grier, who is our representative on Synod's Permanent Committee on 
Orphanage Work, in any plans he has made for keeping Barium before 
our people. 

2. We ask our churches to continue their liberal support of the Home, 
and we urge every church in our Presbytery to give a generous offering 
Thanksgiving. This is needed to offset climbing prices for food and 
clothing. 

3. As a Presbytery we pledge our continued support and prayers for 
Mr. Johnston and the workers and children at Barium. 

4. That Presbytery hear an address from Mr. Joseph Johnston, Super- 
intendent of the Orphanage. 

J. C. GRIER, Chairman 

Resignation — Rev. W. H. Frazer submitted his resignation 
as Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Evangelism. It' 
was accepted and the vacancy was referred to the Committee 
on Nominations. 

Standing Committee Appointed — The Moderator appointed 
the following committees to serve for this session of Presby- 
tery : 

Bills and Overtures: R. H. Stone, A. T. Taylor, J. L. Griggs, and J. O. 

Neely. 

Judicial: W. A. Alexander, A. W. Shaw, J. Walton Stewart, and H. J. 
Auten. 

Minutes of General Asse;mbly: W. A. Brown, Robert Turner, T. F. 
Huneycutt, and W. F. Caldwell. 

Resolutions: F. R. McAlister and M. G. Gibson. 

Communications: Communications were read and disposed 
of as follows : A letter from Rev. W. A. Nicholson requested 
that he be excused from this meeting of Presbytery and that he 
be granted permission to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery 
for one year. The requests were granted. A letter from Rev. H. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 



L. Reaves asked that he be excused from this meeting- of Pres- 
bytery and that he be granted the powers of an Evangelist as 
a Chaplain in the United States Army, to receive members into 
the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. and to certify them to 
particular churches. The requests were granted. 

Letters from Thomasboro Church and Commonwealth Church 
were read extending invitations to Presbytery for the Winter 
Stated Meeting. These invitations were referred to the docket 
to be acted on when the place for the next meeting is to be 
selected. 

Correspondence from the Director of the Defense Service 
Council concerning Rev. Ben T. Harrop was referred to the 
Judicial Committee. 

Junior College — Rev. Louis C. La Motte, President of the 
Presbyterian Junior College for Men, was introduced to Presby- 
tery and spoke briefly on the work the Synod's institution at 
Maxton, stating that last year was the best year in the col- 
lege's history and that of the 119 students 10 were ministerial 
candidates. 

Dissolution of Pastorate — Rev. J. P. H. McNatt requested 
the dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between 
himself and the Camden, Lilesville and Morven churches. The 
churches concurred in the request and the pastoral relationship 
was dissolved, effective November 1, 1943; and Mr. McNatt was 
granted a certificate of Presbyterial dismission to Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

Recess for Lunch — Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 
P. M. The closing prayer was offered by Rev. J. W. Stork. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 P. M. and was opened with 
the singing of the hymn "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling". 

Adjourned Meeting Ordered — Because there is not sufficient 
time in today's session for an adequate consideration of the pro- 
posed amendments to the Book of Church Order, the Confession 
of Faith and the Catechisms, Presbytery adopted a resolution 
authorizing an adjourned meeting on November 15, 1943 at 10:00 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

A. M. in the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. for the 
transaction of this Dusiness and any other items that may be 
presented at that time. 

Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro, Chairman 
of the Permanent Committee on Assembly's Home Missions, 
presented a verbal report which was received as information. 
In connection with this report Presbytery heard an address by 
Rev. R. A. Lapsley on the subject, "The Assembly's Home Mis- 
sion Emergency Fund". 

Dissolution of Pastorate — Rev. T. B. Anderson requested the 
dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between him- 
self and the Benton Heights Church, the church concurring the 
relationship was dissolved, effective November 1, 1943. The 
name of Mr. Anderson was placed on the Honorably Retired 
roll of Presbytery, and he was recommended to the Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief for an allowance from the Ministers' Annuity Fund com- 
mensurate with his record of service. 

Committee on Nominations — The Permanent Committee on 
Nominations submitted a report which was amended and adop- 
ted and is as follows : See Directory, Class of 1946, and substi- 
tutes for removed members. 

On nomination from the floor the following were elected to 
the Committee on Nominations. Rev. Holmes Rolston, Rev. 
J. M. Walker and Ruling Elder Hunter Marshall for the class of 
1946, Rev. J. W. Grier to replace Rev. C. H. Rowan in the class 
of 1944 and Ruling Elder W. R. Garrison to replace Mr. W. B. 
Bradford in the class of 1945. 

Ministers Received — Rev. J. O. Mann presented a certificate 
of dismission from Wilmington Presbytery, and after the usual 
examinations which were sustained as satisfactory he was en- 
rolled as a member of Mecklenburg Presbytery upon signing 
the obligations which Presbytery requires of all its ministers. 
Rev. H. E. Carter of Central Alabama Presbytery was examined 
with a view to his reception into our Presbytery. The examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory and he will be enrolled as a 
member of Presbytery when his certificate of dismission is 
received from Central Alabama Presbytery and when he has 
signed the covenant. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

The Executive Committee of Home Missions was appointed 
a commission to install Rev. H. E. Carter as pastor of Amay 
James Church. This commission has for its quorum three minis- 
ters and one elder and is authorized to receive the certificate 
of transfer of Rev. H. E. Carter. 

Candidate Received — The Permanent Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief presented Mr. Eugene P. Poe 
of the Rockingham Church with his required credentials in 
proper form and with the recommendation that he be received 
as a candidate for the ministry. Mr. Poe was examined by the 
Moderator on experimental religion and on his motives for 
seeking the ministry. This examination was sustained as satis- 
factory. The constitutional questions were answered acceptably, 
a charge was given and prayer ogered by the Moderator ; and 
Mr. Poe's name was placed on Presbytery's roll of Candidates 
for the Ministry. 

Church Dissolved. — The Stanfield Church was dissolved and 
its members transferred to the Locust Church. The Stanfield 
Church building was given to Presbytery's Church and Manse 
Building League. 

Minister Installed — The commission appointed to install Rev. 
Geo. F. Houck as pastor of the Biscoe, Candor and Macedonia 
Churches presented a report which was admitted to record and is 
as follows : 

The commission to install Rev. George F. Houck pastor of the Candor 
group of Churches met at the Biscoe Church at 11 :00 A. M., Sunday, 
October 17, 1943. The commission was called to order 1)y the chairman, 
W. I. Howell, Jr. and was constituted with prayer. E. V. Wiley was elected 
clerk. Ministers present: W. I. Howell, Jr.; E. V. Wiley; and A. W. Shaw 
was enrolled upon arrival at 12 :00 o'clock. 

Elders present: J. C. Munn; Walter Allred and J. W. Ewing. 

At the Biscoe Church W. I. Howell, Jr. presided, propounded the con- 
stitutional questions and charged the pastor. E. V. Wiley preached the 
sermon and charged the congregation. The pastor pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

The commission met at the Macedonia Church at 3:00 P. M. the same 
day. E. V. Wiley presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
W. I. Howell, Jr. preached the sermon and charged the congregation. A. 
W. Shaw charged the pastor. The pastor pronounced the benediction. 



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The commission met at the Candor Church at 8:00 P. M. the same 
day. E. V. Wiley presided and propounded the constitutional questions 
and charged the pastor, W. I. Howell, Jr. preached the sermon. A. W. 
Shaw charged the congregation. The pastor pronounced the benediction. 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission adjourned 
with prayer, 

W. I. HOWELL, JR., Chairman 

E. V. WILEY, Clerk 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — The Commission 
on the Minister and His Work submitted a report which was 
admitted to record and is as follows : 

The Commission has held five meetings since the last meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

The Commission approved a request from Sharon Presbyterian Church, 
that they be allowed to call Rev. C. H. Little for a period of one year, he 
having reached the usual age of retirement. 

The Commission met with representatives of the Paw Creek and the 
Cooks Memorial Presbyterian Churches and instructed them in the usual 
procedure to be followed in their efforts to secure a Pastor. The Com- 
mission advised these representatives that they were ready at all times to 
assist them in any way possible. 

Dr. William H. Frazer was appointed to take over sight of the Rock- 
ingham Presbyterian Church. He, with Rev. Stone, have been active in 
trying to assist this church in their search for a Pastor. The Commission 
was asked to approve a call to Rev. Sam Milton, of Inverness, Fla., but 
Rev. Sam Milton advised the commission that he had just accepted a call 
to another church, and would not be available. 

The Commission was asked to visit two different churches in the Pres- 
bytery, in an effort to eliminate discord which has arisen. In one instance 
the Session of the Church and the Pastor agreed upon a settlement of the 
differences which had arisen and in the other instance, the various ele- 
ments were brought together with a mutual pledge from all present that 
they would go forward united. 

The Commission approved a call to Rev. Dana Waters, by the Matthews 
Presbyterian Church. 

W. H. FRAZER, Chairman 

J. W. THOMSON, JR., Secretary 

Commission to Ordain and Install — ^The examination of F. 
Clyde Pratt for licensure was accepted in lieu of an examination 
for ordination, and a commission was appointed to ordain and 
install Licentiate F. Clyde Pratt as pastor of the Nevin Church. 
The quorum of this commission was fixed as three ministers 
and one elder. The commission is as follows : 



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Rev. R. H. Stone to preside and propound the constitutional questions, 
Rev. J. L. Griggs to preach tlie sermon, RuHng Elder H. J. Spencer to 
charge the congregation, Ruling Elder Robert Suther to charge the pastor, 
Rev. J. S. Sibley and Rev. C. C. Beam, alternate. 

Bible Cause — The Permanent Committee on Bi]:)le Cause pre- 
sented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

The disruptions of the war have brought about many new problems for 
the American Bible vSociety. The new problems, however, in many cases 
have brought with them new opportunities. The Society has been awake 
to these opportunities and has met them wherever possible. 

One of these opportunities has been the privilege of equipping life boats 
and life rafts with New Testaments. In addition to this, editions of the 
service New Testament have been specially prepared for the men of the 
Merchant Marine. Testaments have been printed for the Army and Navy; 
and Pulpit Bibles have been furnished to more than 1,000 Army chaplains, 
navy posts and ships. 

The current translation work has been highly successful during the year 
1942. 

During the past year 8,924 volumes (including Bibles and Talking Book 
Records) have been sent out from the Bible House in New York. 

Your Committee would point out that the sole agency of the American 
Churches for the distribution of the Holy Scriptures throughout the world 
is the American Bible Societ}^; and for this reason it surely merits the 
prayers and support of all Christian people. Moreover, since it is the Word 
of God that is a "light unto our path and a lamp unto our feet", we com- 
mend heartily this cause to all men, and recommend : 

1. That Mecklenburg Presbytery endorse the work of the American 
Bible Society and request the deep interest and loyal support of all pastors 
and people. 

2. That we observe December 12, 1943 as Universal Bil)le Sunday and 
as an occasion for more serious consideration of a fruitful use of the Bible 
among our people and its wider circulation among the nations of the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT F. BOYD, Chairman 

W. B. NEILL 

A. JULIAN WARNER 

Judicial Committee — Presl^ytery resolved itself into executive 
session to receive the report of the Standing- Committee on 
Judicial Business. The report was amended and adopted and is 
as follows : 

Your Judicial Committee, to which has been referred correspondence 
relative to Rev. Ben T. Harrop, reports as follov/s : 



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Paragraph 183 of the Book of Church Order reads, in part, as follows : 
"It is the duty of all church Sessions and Presbyteries to exercise care 
over those subject to their authority; and they shall, with due diligence 
and great discretion, demand from such persons satisfactory explanations 
concerning reports affecting their Christian character." 

In view of this provision, and in the light of the reports carried by the 
above mentioned correspondence, we recommend that Presbytery request 
the Stated Clerk to communicate with Mr. Harrop seeking information 
as to his activities preceding and leading up to his discharge as a chaplain 
in the Army and demanding satisfactory explanation concerning these 
reports affecting his Christian character. 

Vote of Appreciation — A rising vote of thanks was extended 
to Rev. W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk, Rev. W. H. Frazer and 
RuHng Elder J. William Thomson of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work in appreciation of faithful and efficient 
service. 

Place of Next Meeting — The invitation of the Commonwealth 
Church for the Winter Stated Session was accepted. 

Resolutions of Thanks — The Standing Committee on Resolu- 
tions presented a report which was amended and adopted and 
is as follows : 

Whereas this is more than an ordinary meeting of our Presbytery, due 
to its celebration of the tercentenary of the convening of the Westminster 
Assembly, we commend the pastor. Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, and his people 
for their forethought twelve months ago in inviting us to hold this historic 
meeting of Presbytery in this historic church. We wish to express to them 
our appreciation for their untiring work in helping to make possible the 
celebration of the convening of the Westminster Assembly by a historic 
pageant to be presented in the Armory Auditorium tonight. We wish also 
to thank Rev. D. P. McGeachy for the writing of the pageant to be pre- 
sented tonight. 

Whereas, the Sugaw Creek people have taken care of our physical needs 
and comforts in such an adequate way, we desire to express to them our 
deep gratitude for the bountiful meals served us and for all other expres- 
sions of their kind hospitality. '^ 

We recognize and wish to thank the committee of our Presbytery which 
has worked with the Sugaw Creek Church in making possible the pageant 
commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Westminster 
Assembly. 

We wish to thank Dr. W. L. Lingle for his timely and edif3nng sermon 
at the opening of this meeting of Presbytery. 

We recommend that a copy of these resolutions be placed in the hands 
of Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, pastor of the Sugaw Creek Church, and that 
he convey them to his congregation. 

Resspectfully submitted, 

F. R. McALISTER, Chairman 
M. G. GIBSON 



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Assembly's Minutes — The Standing Committee on Assembly's 
Minutes submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your committee calls attention to recommendation No. 10 on 
page 85 of Assembly's Minutes, which calls for action of Presby- 
teries in their fall meetings. 

This is all we find that is not already on our docket. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. BROWN, Chairman 
T. F. HUNEYCUTT 
ROBERT TURNER 
W. A. CARRIKER 

Minutes Approved — The minutes of this session were read 
and approved. 

Recess — Presbytery recessed at 5:30 P. M. to reconvene at 
8:00 P. M. in the Armory Auditorium for the presentation of the 
pageant-play. The closing prayer was offered by Rev. F. C. 
Debele. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 8:00 P. M. in the Armory Audito- 
rium, w^as opened with a program of worship, and presented the 
pageant-play, "The Rock And The Pit", which was written and 
directed by Rev. D. P. McGeachy of Atlanta Presbytery. 

Adjournment — After the benediction by Rev. John W. Grier 
Presbytery stood adjourned to meet in adjourned session in the 
First Church of Charlotte, N. C. at 10:00 A. M., November 15, 
1943 ; and in regular stated session in the Commonwealth Church 
of Charlotte, N. C. at 10:00 A. M., January 18, 1944. 

M. R. GIBSON, Moderator 

PAUL P. THROWER, Acting Permanent Clerk 
J. W. STORK, Assistant Clerk 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk 



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Adjourned Meeting Df Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in adjourned session in 
the First Church of Charlotte, N. C at 10:00 A. M., November 
15, 1943 and was opened with prayer led bv Rev. J. A. Redhead, 
Jr. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled: 
Ministers: M. R. Gibson, W. H. Johnston, B. F. Yandell, J. W. Stork, 
T. F. Huneycutt, Holmes Rolston, J. G. Garth, C. M. Boyd, W. A. Alex- 
ander, J. A. Redhead, Jr., Jno. R. Rosebro, F. R. McAlister, N. R. Mc- 
Geachy, Robt. F. Boyd, E. V. Wiley, C G. McClure, J. L. Griggs, R. E. 
Watts, Paul P. Thrower, Robert Turner, S. M. Inman, Q. N. Huneycutt, 
R. H. Stone, W. T. Smith, W. A. Brown, C. C. Beam. C. H. Little, M. B. 
Prince, Jr., J. L. Russell, W G. Thomas, G. Dana Waters, Jas. A. Jones, 
R. A. Young, W. C. Smith, J. C. Grier, J. W. Grier, J. E. Mcjunkin, H. 
E. Carter.— 38. 

Ruling Elders: Philip F. Howerton, Charlotte First; Ray Clontz, Beth- 
lehem; L. S. Boyd, Tenth Avenue; J. Wm. Thomson, Myers Park; W. E. 
Price, Caldwell Memorial; B. B. Young, North Charlotte; H. P. Warlick, 
Matthews; Vinton L. Hunter, Sugaw Creek; C. S. Massey, Waxhaw; 
Osmond Barber, Providence. — 10. 

Stated Clerk Resigns — A communication was read requesting 
that Rev. A. Julian Warner be allowed to resign from the stated 
clerkship to which he was elected at the last stated meeting 
of Presbytery. Mr. Warner is now sick and it was stated that he 
would not at any early date be able to assume the duties of the 
office to which he had been elected. His resignation was accep- 
ted with regrets, and Rev. W. H. Johnston was requested to 
continue in office until the winter meeting of Presbytery. The 
vacancy was referred to the nominating committee. 

Pageant Committee Report — Rev. R. H. Stone presented a 
partial financial report for the special committee on arrange- 
ments for the program in commemoration of the three hun- 
dredth anniversary of the Westminster Assembly The report 
was received as information and a more complete report was 
requested when the collection and disbursement of funds has 
been completed. Churches that have not contributed to the 
pageant fund are urged to make such contribution as soon as 
possible. The treasurer of Presbytery was instructed to pay up 
to $100.00 more to this cause if necessary. 



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Installation of Pastor — The commission, appointed to ordain 
Licentiate F. Clyde Pratt and install him as pastor of the Nevin 
Church, submitted a report which was admitted to record and 
is as follows : , ' 

The Commission met at Nevin Presbyterian Church Sunday, November 
7, 1943 at 11:45 A. M. 

Present: Ministers — R. H. Stone, J. L. Griggs and C. C. Beam. Elders — 
R. E. Suther and H. J. Spencer. 

The Commission was called to order by Mr. R. H. Stone, Chairman, and 
constituted with prayer led by Mr. Spencer. Mr. Beam was elected clerk. 

The sermon was preached by Mr. Griggs after which the Commission 
proceeded with the ordination and installation of Mr, Pratt. Mr. Stone 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Mr. Suther charged 
the pastor, Mr. Spencer the congregation and Mr. Beam led the ordination 
prayer. 

Upon approval of the minutes, the Commission adjourned with prayer 
led by Mr. Griggs. 

R. H. STONE, Chairman 
C. C. BEAM, Clerk 

Excused— Rev. W. A. Alexander, Rev. C. M. Boyd, Rev. J. G. 
Garth and Rev. Holmes Rolston were excused from further 
attendance at this meeting of the court. 

Proposed Change in Manual — The proposal to set a rule for 
the nomination of the next moderator as the first item of busi- 
ness after the induction of the present moderator was docketed 
for consideration at the winter meeting. 

Request for Change in Terms of Call — Rev. B. F. Yandell 
requested permission to take up some work outside his pastoral 
duties in the North Charlotte Church, with the understanding 
that the Home Mission Committee's support be discontinued. 
The request was referred to the Executive Committee of Home 
Missions as a commission with power to act in this matter. 

Dissolution of Pastorate — Rev. G. Dana Waters requested the 
dissolution of the pastoral relationship existing between himself 
and the Locust and Oakl^oro Churches. Letters were received 
from the clerks of session of the respective churches stating that 
they reluctantly concurred in the pastor's request. The request 
was granted and the pastorate dissolved. 



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Commission to Install — The call from the Matthews Church 
for the pastoral services of Rev. G. Dana Waters having- been 
approved to Presbytery by the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work was found in order and placed in the hands of Mr. 
Waters who signified his purpose to accept it. A commission was 
appointed to install Mr. Waters as pastor of the Matthews 
Church. The quorum of the commission is three ministers and 
one ruling elder, and it is empowered to make the arrangements 
and assign the various parts for the installation service. The 
commission is as follows : 

Ministers: R. H. Stone, B. F. Yandell, J. L. Griggs and W. R. Buhler. 
Ruling Elders: W. E. Price and T. N. Reid. 



Assembly Matters — ^^The items sent down by the General As- 
sembly to the presbyteries for advice, consent and suggestions 
were acted on as follows : The amendments to paragraphs 76-a 
and 86 of the Book of Church Order were approved. The sug- 
gested revision of the Book of Church Order was approved in 
full. The suggested changes in punctuation in the Confession 
of Faith and the Catechisms were approved in full. The sug- 
gested changes in phraseology of the Confession of Faith and 
the Catechisms were approved with the single exception of the 
deletion of the "that" after ''declare", near the middle of the 
section. (Confession of Faith 1:1). This change was disapproved. 
Presbytery declined to give its approval to the suggestion as to 
the limited term pastorate ; but did express its approval of the 
general idea of the adoption of some possible plan to facilitate 
changes in pastorates. 



Overture Approved — Rev. J. W. Stork submitted an overture 
to be sent to the General Assembly, which was adopted and is 
as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery in session at Charlotte, N. C. on November 15, 
1943 hereby respectfully overtures the General Assembly in session at 
Montreat, N. C, May 25, 1944, to amend Chapter XXIX, Paragraph 161 
of the Book of Church Order with the addition of the following: Only 
Assemblies meeting in years ending with the figure five shall ratify arnend- 
ments. . i 

Nomination of Moderator — Rev. Hunter B. Blakely was nom- 
inated for moderator of the next stated meeting of Presbytery. 



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Judicial Business — The Stated Clerk reported that in compH- 
ance with the request of the Judicial Committee he had made 
an effort to contact Rev. Ben T. Harrop, but that the letter had 
been returned unclaimed. The Stated Clerk and the Chairman 
of the Judicial Committee were instructed to continue efforts 
to contact Rev. Ben T. Harrop, 

Adoption of Minutes — The minutes of this session and that of 
the evening session of October 21, 1943 were read and approved. 

Adjournment — The closmg- prayer was led by the Moderator, 
in wdiich special petition was offered for the recovery of Rev. A. 
Julian Warner. After the closing prayer Presbytery adjourned 
to meet in the Commonwealth Church at 10:00 A. M. on January 
18, 1944. 

M. R. GIBSON, Moderator 

J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk 

B. F. YANDELL, Acting Assistant Clerk 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Stated Clerk 



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Commonwealth Church — January 18, 1944 

Called Meeting 
Charlotte First Church— March 27, 1944 

\6^th Stated Session 
Sharon Church— April 18, 1944 

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Philadelphia Church — July 18, 1944 



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• I>OCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Commmittees 

(a) Woman's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Resolutions 

(f) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and Trus- 
tees 

New and Unfinished Business. 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Resolutions 

(e) Religious Education 
Popular Meeting on Religious 

Education 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
'•Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Missions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominations 
(h) Resolutions 

(i) Orphans' Home 
Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Sessiv")n of Presbytery convenes at 10:00 A. M. 
on the third Tuesdjiy in each quarter. 



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DIRECTORY 

Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, Moderator, Winter Meeting 
Rev. Roy E. Watts, Moderator, Spring Meeting 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Stated Clerk (1946) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Permanent Qerk (1946) 
Rev. Jno. R". Rosebro, Assistant Qerk (1946) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1947) 

TRUSTEES OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 
Davidson — Elected for Four Years : 

1944— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte ; Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 
1946_Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 
T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 

Queens — Elected for Three Years : 

1944— Mr. H. J. Allison. Charlotte; Mr. Harry L. Dalton, Charlotte; 
Mr. Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte. 

1945 — "Kew. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Marshall, 
Charlotte. 

1946 — Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte ; Mr. James J. Harris, Char- 
lotte ; Mr. David Ovens, Chalotte ; Mr. Ivey W. Stewart, Charlotte. 

Trustees of Presbytery: 

1944 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 
1945— Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. John James, Charlotte. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

1944 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. R. H. Stone; Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 
194^-Rev. C. G. McClure ; Mr. R. S. Hutchinson, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Mission: 

Chairman — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 

1944— Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. 

Watts; Mr. C. A. Bland. Wadesboro; Mr. Nat G. Speir, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. Wm. A. Brown; 

Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. Robert 

Turner; Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte; Mr. W. A. Henderson, 

Monroe. 

Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1944— Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. G. Dana Waters; Mr. Thomas 

Graham, Charlotte; Mr. R. L. Price, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. N. Morrison; Dr. E. H. Hand, 

Pineville ; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Robert Turner; Rev. Holmes Rolston ; Mr. J. Wm. Thomp- 
son, Charlotte ; Mr. A. B. Mackey, Charlotte. 



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PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory Committee to the General Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 
1945_Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1946_Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Rev. John A. Redhead. Jr.; Mr. W. E. 
Price, Charlotte. 



Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. John R. Rosebro. 

1944— Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. E. M. Neel, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. John R'. Rosebro; Mr. W. D. Loy, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. John C. Grier ; Mr. John D. Elliott, Charlotte. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1944— Mr. H. H. DeArmon, Charlotte. 
1945— Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1946— Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. Robert F. Boyd. 

1944— Rev. W. B. Neill; Mr. C. S. Massey, Waxhaw. 
1945— Rev. Robert F. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev W. T. Smith; Mr. J. M. Russell, Newell. 



Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1944 — ^R'ev. F. R. McAlister; Mr. Jas. W. Armstrong, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. J. L. Griggs; Mr. W. T. Dunlap, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: _ 

Chairman — Rev. James A. Jones. 

1944 — Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte; Mr. McAlister Carson, Charlotte. 
1945 — Rev. James A, Jones ; Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. C. B. Choate, R. 3, Charlotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. Samuel M. Inm.an. 

1944— Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; Mr. Nat C. White, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. B. F. Yandell; Mr. Thomas M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. S. M. Inman; Mr. Herbert C. Alexander, Charlotte. 



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Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies— 1944, Rev. W. R. Buhler ; 1945, Rev. M. R. 
Gibson; 1946, Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

3. Languages — 194^1 — Rev. J. L. Russell; 1945, Rev, George Houck; 
1946, Rev. S. M. Inman. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1944, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr.; 1945, 
Rev. Paul P. Thrower; 1946, Rev. Robert F. Boyd. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy— 1944, Rev. J. S. Nisbet; 1945, Rev. 
R. E. Watts; 1946, Rev. C G. McClure. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic, and Rhetoric — 1944, Rev. James A. 
Jones; 1945— Rev. J. W. Stork; 1946, Rev. Hunter B. Blakely. 

7. Church History— 1944, Rev. Hunter B. Blakely; 1945, R^v. C. D. 
Whiteley; 1946, Rev. Neill R. McGeachy. 

8. Theology— 1944, Rev. Chas. M. Boyd, Rev. J. L. Griggs; 1945— 
Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. W. A. Alexander; 1946. Rev. C. D. Whitely, 
Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

9. Church Government and the Sacraments — 1944, Rev. Wm. A. Brown, 
Rev. F. C Debele; 1945, Rev. Robt. F. Boyd, Rev. W. B. Neill; 

1946, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

10. Thesis, Exergesis, and Popular Lecture — 1944, Rev. R. H. Stone; 1945, 
Rev. Holmes Rolston; 1946, Rev. R. E. Watts. 

Foreign Missions: ' 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Little. 

1944— Rev. B. F. Yandell ; Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. D. K. Snyder; Mr. A. S. Cathey, Paw Creek. 
1946— Rev. C. H. Little; Mr. J. N. StribUng, Charlotte. 

Nominations : 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1944— Rev. J. W. Grier ; Rev. R. H. Stone; Dr. Oren Moore, Charlotte. 

1945— Rev. W. A. Alexander. Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Mr. W. Reid 

Garrison, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Marshall, 

Charlotte. 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

1944— Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. J. P. Sifford, Albemarle. 
1945— Rev. Neill R". McGeachy; Mr. J. C Crowell, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. G. Dana Waters ; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte. 

Sabbath Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. A. W. Shaw. 

1944— Rev. A. W. Shaw; Mr. E. G. Cochrane, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. R. L. Willis, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt ; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 



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Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd. 
■ 194^1 — Rey Q N. Morrison ; Dr. Thos. D. Sparrow, Charlotte. 
1945 — Mr. Herbert C Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H, Abernathy, 

Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Convener — Rev. F. C. Debele. 

1944— Rev. A. A. Walker ; Mr. L. S. Boyd. Charlotte. 

1945— *Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. John A. Kirk, Rt. 7 Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. F. C. Debele; Mr. R. B. Collins, Charlotte. 

Women's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1944 — Rev. C. N. Morrison; Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 
1945— Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. Robt. S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. W. M. Boyles, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Defense Service Council: 

Chairman — Rev. James A. Jones. 

Rev. James A. Jones, Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relbcation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. James A. Jones. 

Rev. James A. Jones; Rev. Robert Turner; Rev. R. H. Stone; Rev. 
R. A. Young ; Mr. R. S. Hutchinson, Charlotte ; Mr. E. E Jones, 
Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Rev. Neill R. McGeachy; 
Rev. M. B. Prince. Jr. 



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ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. M. E. Sentelle, D. D. 

2. G. P. Stevens 

3. J. W. Grier 

4. R. J. Mclllwaine 

5. C. H. Little 

6. R. S. Burwell, D. D. 

7. J. G. Garth 

8. J. W. Stork, D. D. 

9. R. H. M. Brown 

10'. J. M. Walker, D. D. 
n. W. H. Frazer. D. D. 

12. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th. 

13. T. F. Huneycutt 

14. M. E. Peabody 

15. W. B. S. Chandler 

16. A. A. Walker, D. D. 

17. C C. Beam 

18. S. B. McLean 

19. W. H. Johnston 

20. J. C. McGehee 

21. B. F. Yandell 

22. W. C. Copeland 
2Z. J. C. Grier 

24. T. R. Alexander 

25. A. T. Taylor 

26. M. B. Prince, Jr. 
2^ . H. C. Carmichael 

28. W. A Nicholson 

29. W. B. Neill 

30. A. H. Eraser 

31. M. R. Gibson 

32. C. D. Whiteley, D. D. 
2>Z. R. A. Young, D. D. 

34. Ch,as. M. Boyd, D. D. 

35. Julian S. Sibley, D. D 
^(i. A. H. Key 

37. E. V. Wiley 

38. Leonard T. Gill 

39. Alfred L. Roberts 

40. W. L Howell, Jr. 

41. D. K. Snyder 



42. John A. Readhead,Jr., D. D. 

43. W. C C. Foster 

44. W. C Smith 

45. J. C. Neville 

46. Ben T. Harrop 

47. Thomas H. Mitchell 

48. C. N. Morrison 

49. W. T. Smith 

50. Hunter B. Blakeley, D. D. 

51. James A. Jones, D. D. 

52. H. L. Reaves 

D. 53. J. S. Nisbet, D. D. 

54. J. L. Russell ^ 

55. W. R. Buhler 

56. Jno. R. Rosebro, D. D. 

57. A. W. Shaw 
58: F. R. McAlister 

59. Neill R. McGeachy 

60. R. H. Stone 

61. R. E. Watts 

62. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

63. Wm. A. Brown 

64. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph. D. 

65. W. A. Alexander, D. D. 

66. E. L. Flanagan 

67. L. L. Little, D. D. 

68. Paul P. Thrower 

69. J. L. Griggs 

70. Holmes Rolston, D. D. 

71. Robert F. Boyd 

72. Robert Turner 

73. G. Dana Waters 

74. F. C Debele, Jr. 

75. Charles G. McClure 

76. Samuel M. Inman 

77. George F. Houck 

78. J. O. Mann 

79. H. E. Carter 

80. F. Clyde Pratt 

81. Jonas Barclay 

82. Carl G. Howie 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Albemarle First David M. Monow 

1029 E. Main St. 
Albemarle, N. C. 

Albemarle Second W. H. Boj^ce 

Albemarle, N. C. 

Altan J. B. Yarbiough 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Amay James Edgar Goodwin 

504 Boundry 
Charlotte. N. C. 

Amity 1. C. Kuck 

Rt. 1, Cha.lotte, N. C. 

Badin L. A. Fesperman 

Badin, N. C. 

Banks J. S. Harvey 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Benton Heights J. Carl Williams 

Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. 

Bethany Jno. Rodwell 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Bethel W. J. Knox 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Bethlehem ___!. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N.C. 

Beulah J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Biscoe J. W. Ewing 

Biscoe, N. C. 

Brainerd D. E. Blue 

East Rockingham, N.C. 

Caldwell Memorial 'R. B. Collins 

339 Clement Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Camden J. F. Hooks 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro, N.C. 

Cameronian C. W. McLendon 

Pee Dee Mill, Rt. 1 
Rockingham. N. C. 



Treasurer 

0. G. Whitley 
1044 Pee Dee Ave. 
Albemarle, N. C. 

C. O. Josey 
Park Ave. 
Albemarle, N. C. 

G. W. Griffin 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Ross Re id 
Rt. 4, Box 155 
Charlotte, N. C. 

James Sample 

Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 

S. E. Beck 
Badin. N. C. 

M. C. Cunningham 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

L. C. Newton 
Gen. Delivery 
Monroe, N. C. 

W. L. Rape 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

H. B. Knox 
Davidson, N. C. 

1. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N. C. 

J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

J. Edgar Maness 
Biscoe, N. C. 

Mis. J. U. Thrower 

Box 31 

East Rockingham, N. C. 

D. E,. Hipp 
1019 W. 6th St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Miss Ethel Hildreth 
Rt. 3. Wadesboro, N. C. 

J. M. Bethune 

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Churches 

Camp Greene 

Candor 



Central Steele Creek . 



Charlotte First 



Clerk of Session 

.C. F. McPherson 
301 W. Palmer 
Charlotte, 2, N. C. 

-D. C. Ewing, Jr. 
Candor, N. C. 

.R. R. Grier 
Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 

-H. C. Alexander 
Box 1413 
Charlotte, 1, N. C. 



Charlotte Second J. T. Porter 

1207 S. Blvd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 



Commonwealth 



Community __. 



Cooks Memorial 



.VV. W. Kiser 
Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 

-John Cox 
Rockingham. N. C. 

.R. F. Dunn 
Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 



Cornelius . W. C. Blakely 

N. Main St. 
Cornelius, N. C. 

Ellerbe First T. H. McRae 

Ellerbe, N. C. 

Hawley Memorial Dr. J, M. Boyce 

Polkton, N. C. 

Hamlet First S. O. Bauersfeld 

Hamlet, N. C. 

Hopewell Toe L. Puckett 

Huntersville. N. C. 

Huntersville John R. Barnette 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Lee Park ' Grady Williams 

Rt. 3, Monroe, N. C. 



Lilesville 



Ben R'. Wall 
Lilesville, N. C. 



Treasurer 

G. T. Woodside 
2201 Greene St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

H. Page McAulay 
Candor. N. C. 

T. M. Blackwelder 
Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

W. N. Ward 

1934 Crescent Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Mrs. J.as. T. Porter 
1207 So. Blvd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

E. F. Cail 

3921 Commonwealth Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Pink Sutton 
Rockingham, N. C. 

W. O. Rozzelle 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

Frank Washam 
Catawba Ave. 
Cornelius, N. C. 

W. S. McRae 
Ellerbe, N. C. 

Mrs. Ed Billingsley 
Polkton, N. C. 

C. M. Pepper 

303 Henderson St. 

Hamlet, N. C. 

J. M. Blythe 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. B. Monteith 

Rt. 2, Huntersville, N. C. 

Thad Biggers 
Indian Trail, N, C. 

J. H. Baker 
112 S. Hayne 
Monroe, N. C. 

Mrs. E. L. Wall 
Lilesville. N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Macedonia Daniel J. McCaskill 

Box 270, Candor, N. C. 

Mallard Creek .W. B. Bingham 

Rt. 7, Box 612 
Charlotte, N. C 

Marshville E. E. Marsh, Sr. 

Elm St. 
Marshville, N. C. 

Marks Creek __ -_W. A. Wilkes 

Cognac, N. C. 

Marston .. A. W. McKay 

Marston, N. C. 

Matthews G. C. Alexander 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C 

McGee N. C. Long 

314 N. Hoskin Ave. 
Charlotte. N. C 

McLean W. M. Lovin 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson 

Monroe, N. C. 

Morgan Memorial Rafe Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Morven W. E. Steagall 

Morven, N. C. 

Mt. Carmel . Lee Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin 

Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C 

Myers Park A. J. Beall 

Commercial Bank Bldg. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Nevin Tohn Stewart 

•Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 

Newell S. B. Wilson 

Newell, N. C 



Treasurer 

T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2. Stanfield, N. C. 

Daniel McCaskill 

Box 270, Candor, N. C 

Vester McLaughlin 
Rt. 7, Box 644 
Charlotte, 5, N. C. 

Miss Ora Lee 
Marshville, N. C. 

H. C McRae 

Rt. 1, Hamlet, N. C. 

W. D. McKay 
Marston, N. C. 

J. W. Russell 
Matthews, N. C. 

A. M. Cathey 
320 Hoskin Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

J. D. McLean 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe. N. C. 

D. B. Gettys 
Monroe, N. C. 

A. R. Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

R. M. Hardison 
Morven, N. C. 

W. A. Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C 

R. L. Martin 
Mt. Gilead, N. C 

W. M. Berryhill 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C 

C. B. Ross 

2338 Roswell Ave.. 

Charlotte, 4, N. C 

J. W. Gettys 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C 

Wilbur Yerton 

Newell, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Norman C. E. Martin C. E. Martin 

Norman, N. C Norman. N. C 

North Charlotte B. B. Young: S. G. McLellan 

810 E. 36th St. 828 E. 36th St. 

Charlotte. N. C Charlotte. N. C. 

Norwood T. H. McSwain Miss Va. Barnhart 

Norwood, N. C. Norwood, N. C. 

Oakboro E. O. Ross Miss Viola Ross 

Box 196, Oakboro, N.C. Box 196, Oakboro, N. C. 

Pagel.and \ E. Clark Dr. A. L. Munn 

Pageland, S. C. Pageland, N. C. 

Paw Creek R. W. Summerville Wm. A. Cathey 

Rt. 6, Charlotte, N. C. Chadwick Station 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Peachland '^. V. Howell 

Peachland, N. C. 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery Mrs. W. C. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, N. C. Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Philadelphia ^ W. Morris Clifford McLean 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. C Rt. 1, Charlotte, N. C. 

Pineville W. A. Rogers R. C. Hair 

Pineville, N. C. Pineville, N. C. 

Plaza , C. A. Kirkpatrick J. L. Fesperman 

1315 Matheson 3908 Monroe Rd. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers C. C. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal Oliver Howard 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C. Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C 

Ramah T. G. Caldwell C. D. Bradford 

Rt. 1, Huntersville, N.C. Rt. 1, Huntersville. N. C. 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker Mrs. A. L. Gordon 

Roberdell, N. C. Roberdell, N. C. 

Robinson T^erry C. Hood Howard Brawley 

R't. 1, Harrisburg, N. C. Rt. 8, Charlotte, N. C. 

Rockingham First T. D. Cameron M.. C. McLeod 

Rockingham, N. C. Rockingham, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Rourk i. C. Watson A. M. Blakley 

Rt. 3, Rockingham, N.C. R't. 3, Rockingham, N. C. 

St. Andrews J. W. Cruig A. A. Clark 

2121 Rozells Feny Rd. Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside T. Mack Hill 

1801 Plaza 1715 Plaza 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Salem ^-George Watts Mrs. L. T. Gill 

Rt. 1, Pageland, S. C. Box 197, Pageland, S. C 

Selwyn Avenue B. S. Gray Dr. W. P. Weeks 

3012 Selwyn Ave. 2717 Picardy PL 

Charlotte. N. C Charlotte. N. C. 

Sharon H. B. Hunter E. F. Smith / 

Marsh Rd. Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte. N. C. 

Siler Avery Plyler Carr Price 

Waxhaw, N. C. Rt. 5. Monroe, N. C. 

Six Mile Creek J. R. Perry J. R. Perry 

15 Academy St. 15 Academy St. 

Ft. Mill, S. C. Ft. Mill, S. C. 

Steele Creek Rufus A. Giier Otto C Brown 

Rt. 3. Charlotte, 3, N. C. Rt. 3, Charlotte, 3, N. C. 

Stephenson Frank Kimibrell 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Sugaw Creek J. P. Robinson Z. V. Kiser 

1324 Biltmore Dr. Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Tabernacle Oscar Efird C C. Moore 

Marshville, N. C. Rt. 2, Marshville, N. C. 

Tenth Avenue A. B. Mackey A. R. Pegram 

616 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2049 Greenway 

Charlotte, 3, N. C. Charlotte. N. C. 

Thomasboro H. P. Cathey M. R. Moore 

322 Hovis Cr. Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Troy 1 C. N. Eckerson C. W. Safrit 

Troy, N. C. Troy. N. C. 

Turner T. C. Richardson D. E. Glenn 

Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 



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Churches "^ Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Unionville J. Fred Medlin Dan S. Davis 

Rt. 2, Monroe. N. C. Unionville, N. C. 

Wadesboro C. A. Bland Mis. Chase Baughn 

West Ave. Wadesboro, N. C. 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

Walkersville S. H. McCain H. L. Strawn 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet T. R. Nisbet 

Waxhav^^, N. C Waxhaw^, N. C. 

West Avenue R. L. Smith Richard Wilkinson 

2339 Morton St. 513 Grandin Rd. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte. N. C. 

Westminster H. G. Robinson H. Harold Thompson 

1418 Kenilv^orth 2135 Avondale Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte. N. C. 

Williams Memorial T. I. Hutchison E. L. McCornell 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilmore H. K. Youngblood H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce 508 Spruce 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte. N. C. 



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The One Hundred Sixty-Third Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The PresDytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-third Stated Session in the Commonwealth Church, Char- 
lotte, N. C, at 10:00 A. M. on Tuesday, January 18, 1944. The 
court was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. M. R. Gibson; 
and the opening prayer was offered by Rev. Wm. A. Brown. 
The retiring moderator then preached a sermon from the text, II 
Corinthians 5 :7. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled : 

Ministers— G. P.- Stevens, J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. 
Stork, J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, W. H. Johnson, 
B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, W. G. Thomas, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neili, 
M. R. Gibson, R. A. Young, C. M. Boyd, J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. 
Wiley, L. T. Gill, W. I. Howell. Jr., D. K. Snyder, J. A. Redhead, Jr., J. E. 
Mcjunkin, C. N. Monison, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakely, Jas. A. Jone^, 
H. L. Reaves, W. R. Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlis- 
ter, Neill R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., 
Wm. A. Brown. W. A. Alexander, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes 
Rolston, Robt. F. Boyd, Robert Turner, G. Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, 
Jr., C. G. McCluie, S. M. Inman, Geo. F. Houck, J. O. Mann, H. E. Carter, 
F. Clyde Pratt.— 53. 

Ruling Elders — R. B. Lowder, Albemarle First; John Kuck, Amity; 
H. G. Tonence, Bethel; R. B. Helms, Bethlehem; W. E. Price, Caldwell 
Memorial ; J. C. Munn. Candor ; Thos. P. Graham, Charlotte First ; H. F. 
Wolfe, Charlotte Second ; W. H. DeLamater, Commonwealth ; C. G. Pep- 
per, Hamlet; J. Boyd Monteith, Huntersville ; E. J. Stinson, Indian Trail; 
Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia; Fred R. Johnson, Mallard Creek; Her- 
bert Warlick, Matthews ; W. C. Correll, Monroe First ; D. H. Dunn, Mul- 
berry; Hunter Marshall, Myers Park; B. B. Young, North Charlotte; 
R. B. Winchester. Norwood; H. B. Forbis, Philadelphia; J. R. Miller, 
Pineville ; C. T. Stewart, Plaza ; L. M. Rea. Providence ; C. G. Black, 
Ramah ; W. W. Faires, Robinson ; R. W. Blackwelder, St. Andrews ; 
Ralph F. Kiser. St. Paul; James O. Brown, Selwyn Avenue; H. Q. Kirk- 
patrick, Sharon: R. A. Plyler, Siler ; E. M. Neel, Steele Creek; J. C. Alex- 
ander, Sugaw Creek ; J. M. Davenport, Tenth Avenue ; W. R. Price, 
Thomasboro ; C. H. Ferguson, Wadesboro ; A. J. Belk. Waxhaw ; V. F. 
Alexander. West Avenue; G. D. Aitken, Westminster; Ervin Hutchison, 
Williams Memorial. — 40. 

Visiting Brethren — The following- were introduced to Pres- 
l:)ytery and invited to sit with us as visiting brethren : Rev. J. E. 
Flowe, Concord Presbytery; Rev. John Ricks, Concord Pres- 



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bytery; Rev. Jonas Barclay, Orange Presbytery; Rev. C. C. Mc- 
Neill, Savannah Presbytery; Rev. S. C. Farrior, Wilmington 
Presbytery ; Rev. Coyte Hunter, Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

Committee on Arrangements — The Committee on Arrange- 
ments presented a report which was adopted and is as follows : 
We would suggest that the printed docket be followed at the con- 
venience of the Court, that 11 :45 A. M. be set as the time for the popular 
meeting on Foreign Missions, take recess for lunch at 12 :J0 t. ivi., re- 
convene at 1 :30 P. M. and adjourn at will. 

Respeciiuliy suomitted, 

F. C. DEBELE, JR., Chairman 

DOCKET 

PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

One Hundred Sixty-third Stated Session 

Commonwealth Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Tuesday, January 18, 1944 — 10:00 A. M. 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. M. R. Gibson, Retiring Moderator 

2. History of the Commonwealth Church 

3. Memorial, Rev. W. C. Underwood, by Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

4. Enrollment, Members of Presbytery and "Visiting Brethren" 

5. Election of Moderator — Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, Nominee 

6. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. F. C. Debele 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees : 

(1) Bills and Overtures 

(2) Judicial Business 

(3) Records of Presbytery 

(4) Resolutions 

8. Communications 

9. Reception of Ministers 

10: Foreign Mission Program — Rev. C. H. Little, Chairman 

11. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 

(First Order of the Afternoon Session) 

12. Reports of Commissions : 

(1) Installation of Ministers: 

(a) Rev. H. E. Carter 

(b) Rev. G. Dana Waters • 

(2) Minister and His Work— Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr. 

13. Reports of Permanent Committees : 

(1) Evangelism — Rev. Samuel N. Inman 

(2) Foreign Missions (See 10', above) 

(3) Stewardship — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd 

14. Reports of Special Committees : 

(1) Christian Education Movement — Mr. McAlister Carson 

(2) Defense Service Council — Rev. Jas. A. Jones 

(3) Location of Churches — Rev. Jas. A, Jones 

15. Reports of Standing Committees: (See 7, above). 

16. Unfinished Business 

17. New Business 



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18. Place of Next Stated Meeting, April 18, 1944 

19. Nomination of Moderator 

20. Adoption of Minutes and Adjournment 

History of Commonwealth Church — The history of the Com- 
monwealth Church was read by Rev. F. C. Debele. It was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Under the leadership of the late Dr. Charles R. Nisbet the Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church was for several years conscious of the 
need of an extension work in Charlotte. Their attention was turned to 
the Chantilly and Oakhurst sections of the city and in the summer of 
1939 a survey was made under the direction of Mr. Alfred Bixler with 
a view to establishing a mission point. The Men's Fellowship Club of 
the church undertook the project of securing a suitable lot and the Ses- 
sion of the Church began a search for a good man to promote the work. 
The result of all this effort was that a lot was purchased and the Rev. 
H. L. Reaves, a former missionary to China, was called to take over 
this new work. 

Services were first held in a tent beginning the first Sunday in June, 
1940, but it was not long before plans were made for a building. In the 
summer of 1940 Louis Asbury was commissioned to draw the plans for a 
Colonial church with a basement for Sunday School rooms and kitchen. 
The plans of the church were met with much encouragement and many 
promises of support were made. Mr. W. H. Belk donated the brick 
for the building and Mr. W. E. Love gave the roofing as a memorial to 
his father. Bids were sought on the building but all were too high. 
Finally Mr. M. R. Ritch, a member of the Caldwell Memorial Presby- 
terian Church, agreed to build a church on a basis of actual cost without 
charge for his services. The following served on the building committee : 
Mr. J. O. Jones, chairman; the late Mr. Z. V. Linker, treasurer; Mr. 
M. R. Collins. Mr. M. A. Pearce, Mr. Reginald Price, Mr. J. I. Chapman, 
Mr. R. Fred Dunn and the Rev. H. L. Reaves. 

Ground was broken with appropriate ceremonies on Sunday, October 
13. Excavations were completed the following week and the first brick 
was laid for the new building on October 21. The work on the Church 
progressed rapidly from this point and by November 24 it was possible 
to hold a service in the basement. Soon the church auditorium was 
ready for use though not complete, however this work was finished in 
the winter of 1943. 

A petition to organize the church, signed by 47 members, was pre- 
sented to Mecklenburg Presbytery at its fall meeting in 1940, and a com- 
mission was appointed to organize the church. This commmission was 
composed of the following members of the Presbytery, the late Dr. C. R. 
Nisbet. Dr. W. W. Akers, the Rev. H. K. Holland, Dr. J. G. Garth, the 
Rey. W. H. Johnston, the Rev. H. L. Reaves and Elders D. H. Johnston, 
Thomas Glasgow and AV. E. Price. This commission met with the con- 
gregation January 12, 1941 and voted to organize the church. The elec- 
tion of officers was postponed until a later date and the charter member- 
ship was left open until February 16. At the time of the closing- of this 
membership there were 56 enrolled. ' 



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On Sunday morning, May 18, an election was held and the following 
ofticers were elected: Mr, J. W. Lowery and Mr. W. W. Kiser to the 
office of elder and Mr. R. Fred Dunn and Mr. W. H. DeLamater to 
the office of deacon. June 1, 1941 was set as the date for the laying of 
the cornerstone and impressive ceremonies were held on this date at 
3 o'clock in the afternoon. In the past year the church has spent about 
$6,000.00 in beautifying the interior of the building and installing a heat- 
ing system. With the help of the Home Mission committee and the 
Church and Manse Erection fund, a Manse was secured in the spring 
of 1943. Great strides have been made in reducing the debt on the 
Church and Manse. 

In the three years since its organization the church has made steady 
progress and now has a full program in every department. The Woman's 
Auxiliary was organized November 19, 1940 with sixteen members and 
has played a leading role in all the activities of the church since that 
time. Its membership now numbers 45 and there are two circles. Mrs. 
J, B, Gryder is the president and under her leadership the auxiliary has 
made excellent progress in the past year. They have contributed to every 
benevolent cause of the church and in addition has given $250.00 to the 
church building fund. The Sunday School is now under the capable 
and devoted leadership of Elder W. H. DeLam.ater and has an enrollment 
of 194, A Worker's Conference is held each month and the average at- 
tendance at these meetings is 20. In April 1943, a Men's Fellowship 
Club was organized and now has an enrollment of 30. The officers of 
the club are as follows: Pres., Mr. E. F. Cail ; V-Pres., Mr. W. C. Hipp; 
Sec, Mr. John M. Ford and Treas., Mr. Lee F. Shuford. This club has 
a monthly supper meeting, and is closely connected with the church in 
all of its work. The Young People and the Pioneers are organized 
and are doing good work. Mrs. J. W. Lowery is the adult adviser for 
the Young People and Mrs. J. L. Key and Mrs. H. L. Watwood are the 
leaders of the Pioneers. Each group is largely attended. Five young 
men and one young woman have answered the call of their country and 
have gone out from this church to serve the nation. 

The church has grown steadily in the past year and now has 123 active 
members on the roll. The present officers of the church are : Elders, 
J. W. Lowery, W. H. DeLamater. O. L. Dellinger, B. L. Lawing and W. W. 
Kiser, the clerk ; deacons, R. Fred Dunn, F. W. Collins, R'. L. Carter, B. A. 
Sutton, E. F. Cail and John M. Ford. The services of the church are 
greatly beautified by two excellent volunteer choirs. The adult choir 
is under the direction of Mrs. D. W. Karr and the Young People's choir 
is under the direction of Mrs. J. W. Lowery. The Pastor of the church 
is the Rev F. C. Debele, Jr., who accepted the call of the church in Octo- 
ber, 1942. 

The people of Commonwealth Presbyterian Church have been blest of' 
God with many friends. Daily the church is remembered before the 
throne of Grace b}^ many. Because of the generosity of these friends 
we have been able to meet all our needs. We are full of joy in this and 
because of this and the manifst love and care of the Lord Jesus Christ 
we press on to fulfill our commission to preach Christ and Him crucified 
near and far, remembering always the words of the Master, "And I, if I be 
lifted up, will draw all men unto Me." 



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Memorial — A memorial to Rev. W. C. Underwood, read by 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., was adopted by a rising vote, and 
prayer for the family of Mr. Underwood was offered by Rev. 
J. S. Sibley. The memorial is as follows: 

WILLIAM CLARENCE UNDERWOOD 

William Clarence Underwood was born in Lowell, North Carolina, 
August the nineteenth, 1869. His p-aients were John jJanie. unaerwooQ 
and Nancy Jane Holland. 

The family lived in Gaston county, attending the New Hope church 
until Will was in his early teens when they moved to the Hopewell Sec- 
tion where they attended the Hopewell church. 

He attended a school in Hunters ville where he took a preparato-y 
course. He then went to Davidson College from which he graduated 
in the class of 1895 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. His seminary 
training was taken at Union Seminary, partly before that school was 
moved from Hampden-Sydney, and partly after it had moved to Rich- 
mond, Virginia. He finished the Seminary in the Class of 1900 with a 
Bachelor of Divinity Degree. It was necessary for him to finance his 
own trainig which he did by acting as Stated Supply of the Appomattox 
Church and Group. 

He was licensed by West Hanover Presbytery in the spring of 1899 
and ordained by Fort Worth Presbytery on May 15th, 1901. 
His active pastorates were as follows : 

Stated Supply— Second Church, Rock Hill, S. C. 1900-01 

Pastor — Grandview and Itasca churches, Texas 1901-0- 

— Denmark church, Tenn. (and S. S. of Saltillo and 

Union churches) 1902-05 

— Carrollton, Miss 1905-12 

—Clio, Ala. 1912-17 

—Alexander City, Ala. 1917-1^ 

— DeKalb, Miss. 1919-20 

— Indian Trail and Siler churches in Mecklenburg 

Presbytery N. C. 1921-23 

—North Charlotte church, Charlotte, N. C. 1924-28 

Will Underwood was never physically strong. When in college and in 
seminary he was recognized as a very good student. Even in his first 
years in the ministry he was considered as an unusually effective preacher. 
But his physical handicaps prevented the full development of those talents 
with which he was endowed. Early in the nineteen-twenties his health 
began to fail. Following a severe attack it became necessary for him 
to give up the full time ministerial duties. For some years he continued 
as Stated Supply of the Pineville church and then the Robinson church 
in Mecklenburg Presbytery and preached in vacant churches on occasion. 

On November 1st, 1900, he was married to Miss Lillian Buford Bishop 
of Richmond, Va. This union was blessed with two daughters : Lillian 
Blanche (Mrs. Lillian Whittle), and Mary Ruth (Mrs. L. B. Kendrick). 



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It was also blessed with two sons : Clarence Nelson and Paul Buford. 

On November 7th, 1943, following two years of almost constant illness. 
Will Underwood departed from this life. He is survived by his wife, his 
four children, and ten grandchildren. 

He is greatly missed by those who knew him, for to know him was to 
love him. His modesty and self effacement, his friendly greeting, his 
patience under suffering, his deeply spiritual prayers, his kind words of 
encouragement, all of these remain not only as a sacred memory but also 
as an inspiration to all whose lives were touched by his. 

We wait in anticipation of that day when, one by one, each of us shall 
be taken, in God's good Providence, to that glorious Presence in which 
we shall find Will Underwood with His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Expressions of Sympathy — The sympathy of Presbytery was 
extended to Rev. J. C. Grier in the recent death of his father, 
Rev. J. M. Grier of Concord Presbytery; to Rev, A. Julian Warn- 
er in his prolonged illness ; and to Rev. H. L. McCrorey, Presi- 
dent of Johnson C. Smith University, in the recent tragic death 
of his wife and her nurse. The incoming Moderator was in- 
structed to appoint a committee to convey this sympathy to Dr. 
McCrorey. 

Dismission of a Minister — Rev. J. E. Mcjunkin presented a 
request for a letter of dismission to Paris Presbytery that he 
might accept work in that Presbytery. The request was grant- 
ed with expressions of regret, because of the going of Mr. Mc- 
junkin from our Presbytery. 

Ellection of Moderator — Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, who was 
nominated at the last meeting, was unanimously elected Moder- 
ator of the Presbytery. 

Standing Committees — The Standing Committees were ap- 
pointed by the Moderator as follows : 

1. Bills and Overtures : Rev. M. R. Gibson, Rev. W. A. Alexander, 

and Ruling Elder W. R. Price. 

2. Judicial Business : Rev. J. W. Grier, Rev. N. R. McGeachy, and 

Ruling Elder Hunter Marshall. 

3. Records of Presbytery : Rev. Robt. F. Boyd, Rev. Paul P. Thrower, 

and Ruling Elder James O. Brown. 

4. Resolutions : Rev. R. E. Watts and Ruling Elders C. G. Pepper and 

W. C. Correll. 

Westminster Assembly Anniversary — The Special Committee 
on the Celebration of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the 
Westminster Assembly submitted a report to Presbytery, which 
was adopted and is as follows : 



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PAGEANT FUND 

Following our appointment by the Presbytery, your committee entered 
into serious consideration of the best way in which to celebrate this im- 
portant anniversary. Your committee secured the services of Rev. D. P. 
McGeachy of Atlanta Presbytery to write and direct a pageant, "The 
Rock And The Pit". This pageant was given in the Charlotte Armory 
Auditorium on the evening of October 21, 1943 at 8 o'clock. 

Your committee would like to record its appreciation of fine services 
of those who helped to make this celebration a success ; the newspapers 
for giving so much space and advertising, the individuals who gave un- 
stintedly of time and labor both in preparation and actual presentation, 
the Charlotte News Printing Company for their co-operation in the pre- 
paration of our souvenir programs, the Davidson-Queens Music Depart- 
ments, under leadership of James C. Pfohl, for the contribution of their 
talent. 

The financial report of your committee is submitted with this report and 
your committee expresses its gratitude to all who gave financial aid to 
this celebration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEILL R. McGEACHY, Chairman 

PAGEANT FUND 

INCOME 

1 — From Mecklenburg Presbytery $200.00 

2— From Hopewell Church 25.00 

3— From Pineville Church 10.00 

A — From Paw Creek Church 10.00 

5 — From Tenth Avenue Church 25.00 

6 — From Caldwell Memorial Church 50.00 

7 — From First Presbyterian Church 100.00 

8 — From Wilmore Presbyterian Church 10.00 

9 — From West Avenue Presbyterian Church 10.00 

10— St. Paul Presbyterian Church . 10.00 

11 — First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle, N. C 25.00 

12 — ^Plaza Presbyterian Church 10.00 

13 — Westminster Presbyterian Church 35.00 

14 — Myers Park Presbyterian Church 100.00 

15— Sardis A. R. P. Church 12.50 

16— Mallard Creek lO.OO 

17— Ebenezer A. R. P 5.00 

18— Second Presbyterian Church 100.00 

19 — Selwyn Avenue Church 10.00 

20— Chalmers Memorial A. R. P. Church 10.00 

21— From First A. R. P. Church 25.00 

22 — From Central Steele Creek Church 12.50 

23— Steele Creek Church 50.00 

24 — Providence Presbyterian Church 15.00 

25 — Sharon Presbyterian Church 25.00 

26— From Dr. T. W. Stork. Mount Gilead, N. C, Cash 1.00 

27— From Parkwood A. R". P. Church 5.00 



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28— Fiom. Dr. C W. Robinson 20.00 

29 — From Sugaw Creek Church 40.50 

Total amount received $961.50 

DISBURSEMENTS 

1 — To Dr. McGeachy for his expenses $70.73 

2— To Charlotte Auditorium 30.00 

3 — To Van Horn & Son, Philadelphia, for Costumes 137.18 

4 — Express charges to and from Philadelphia 18.80 

5 — To Charlotte News for printing Song Sheets 15.00 

6 — To Efird's Dining Room — Lunch for Committee 6.49 

7 — For War Bonds and Stamps — Prizes 33.75 

8 — Stage Hands at Auditorium . 45.00 

9 — F. C. Rummel — Painting on stage at Auditorium 50.00 

10 — To News Printing House for Programs 125.00 

11— To Earl F. Berg, Davidson, N. C 20.00 

12— To Mrs. J. H. Myers, Chairs 12.50 

13— To F. S. Neal— Lumber and Nails 13.93 

14 — To James Christian Pfohl — Expenses of Glee Club and Band 36.50 

15 — To Cathey Lumber Co 8.62 

16 — To Sherwin Williams Co 11.52 

17— To Williams & Shelton Co., Inc 16.69 

18 — To Kraijier's "Radio Sales & Service — Loud Speakers 20 00 

19— To Mrs. J. B. Spillman— 4.25 

20 — To Rev. N. R. McGeachy for Long Distance Calls 

and Other Expenses 14.56 

21— Honorarium to Dr. D. P. McGeachy 200.00 

22 — Honorarium to Miss Neva Jackson 50.00 

23 — Honorarium to Mr. A. C. Lovelace 20.00 

Total disbursements $960.52 

Balance in Treasury l .98 

$961.50 

Report of Nominating Committee: Rev. Holmes Rolston, 
Chairman, presented a supplementary report for the Committee 
3n Nominations, which was adopted and is as follows : 

We nominate Rev. J. Walton Stew^art, Jr. as Stated Clerk to com- 
plete the term of Rev. A. Julian Warner, who was elected at the fall 
meeting of 1943 but has since resigned. 

Rev. W. A. Alexander is named to take the place of Rev. C. R. 
Nisbet on the Committee on Examinations. 

Ruling Elder W. A. Henderson is nominated to the class of 1946 
on the Executive Committee of Home Missions. 

Our attention has been called to a derangement of the balance re- 
quired by the rule of Presbytery in the proportion of ministers and 
ruling elders on the Committee of Nominations. We recommend that 



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the committee be continued as at present constituted till a new election 
gives an opportunity to restore the required balance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOLMES ROLSTON. Chairman. 

Mrs. Underwood Approved For Aid: Upon the recommenda- 
tion of the permanent committee Presbytery approved the ap- 
Dlication of Mrs. W. C. Underwood for aid from the funds of 
the Executive Comlmittee of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief. 

Ruling^ Elders Introdiiced : All ruling elders attending Pres- 
Dyter}^ for the first time were ii;itroduced and welcomed by the 
Moderator. 

Report on Foreign Missions: At the direction of the Com- 
nittee on Arrangements the popular meeting on Foreign Mis- 
sions was held at 11:15 A. M. The opening prayer of the 
DOpular meeting was offered by Rev. A. W. Shaw. The report 
)f the permanent committee on Foreign Missions was pre- 
;ented by the chairman, Rev. C. H. Little. Pending its adop- 
:ion Rev. S. C. Farroir of our iVlid-China Mission addressed 
Presbytery on the subject, *'The Church in China, Yesterday, 
Fo-day and To-morrow." A rising vote of thanks was ex- 
:ended to Mr. Farrior for his fine address. The report was 
idopted and is as follows : 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

The following members of your committee, Dr. Oren Moore, J. N. 
Stribling and C. H. Little held a meeting early in December in the 
office of Mr W. E. Price in Charlotte. A sub-committee composed of 
Mr. Price, Rev. R. H. Stone, Mrs. Mears and Mrs. Reaves met w^ith 
the committee After discussing at length our campaign and strategy 
to put over the program of Foreign Missions throughout our Presby- 
tery, your chairman was instructed to write and arrange a conference 
with the ministers and others at each of the several centers of the field: 
Monroe, Wadesboro, Hamlet, Mt. Gilead and Albemarle. A Flying 
Squadron composed of Mr. Stone, Mr. Stribling, Mrs. Mears, Mrs. 
Reaves and the chairman completed arrangements to visit these places 
on January 11th. At the last minute, for providential reasons, this group 
could not go. The pastors of these churches were contacted by telephone. 
It is reported that those who came held their own conference. 

Through the Committee at Nashville, Rev. S. C. Farrior was secured 
for January 16-19 and has spoken several times already. Mrs. Crane 
also is visiting a number of churches and organizations Speakers this 
year are scarce, because many are employed for full time in various 
works. Your committee will seek to fill all requests made for speakers 
until February 6th. 



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The committee, Dr. Moore, Mr. Stribling. C. H. Little, with Mr. 
George Stevens, met again at the First Church January 7th and now 
submits to you this report. 

Your Committee respectfully recommends : 

L That Rev. S. C. Farrior be asked to speak on Foreign Missions 
before our Presbytery, January 18th at 11 :30 A. M. ^ 

2. That all the churches of our Presbytery be urged to observe the 
week of prayer and self-denial, January 30'-February 6, as a time 
for Church-wide rededication to the world task of Christian Missions ; 
that all ministers be urged to preach frequently on missions ; that the 
whole Church be called to her knees before God in prayer and earnest 
supplication for this work ;' and thal^ liberal offerings be sought from 
all congregations and societies in behalf of the two special objectives; viz: 

(1) $150,000 for the "Brazil Equipment Fund." Dr. Taylor says, 
"Brazil is the Land of Opportunity." Dr. Truett of Dallas, Texas 
declares, "The greatest evangelistic opportunity anywhere in the world 
today is Brazil." 

(2) $150,000' for the "Far Eastern Re-occupation Fund." 

3. That the attention of the young people of our churches be directed 
to the great appeal that the post-war world, with its unprecedented 
spiritual and physical needs, will surely present to all who would devote 
their lives to the service of God and man, and that they be urged to offer 
themselves now, so as to be ready to go without delay to whatever field 
God may call them when peace comes again. 

4. That we as a Church, ministers and people, accept this world chal- 
lenge and that we give ourselves unstintedly to this golden opportunity 
to serve our fellowmen and our Christ. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. LITTLE, Chairman 

J. N. STRIBLING 

OREN MOORE, M. D. 

Sympathy Committee: The Moderator appointed a special 
:omm<ittee to convey the sympathy of Presbytery to Dr. H. L. 
McCrorey. The committee is composed of the following mem- 
bers : Rev. John A. Redhead, Jr., Rev. Holmes Rolston and Mr. 
W. E. Price. 

Excused': Rev. W. A. Alexander and Rev. J. L. Griggs were 
excused from attendance on the afternoon session. 

' Recess: Recess for lunch was taken at 12:30 to reconvene 
It 1 :30 P. M. The closing prayer was ofTered by Rev. I. M. 
Walker. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. The opening prayer 
was offered by Rev, F. R. McAlister. 

Commissianers to the General Assembly: According- to the 
standing rule of Presbytery the first order of the afternoon 
session is the election of the commissioners to the General 
Assembly. As a result of the election the following were 
chosen as commissioners and alternates to the Eighty-fourth 
General Assembly, meeting in Montreat, N. C. on May 25, 1944. 

MINISTERS 

Principals Alternates 

J. M. Walker, Charlotte, N. C. C. M. Boyd, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. W. Stork, Mt. Gilead, N. C. C. H. Little, Charlotte. N. C. 

F. R. McAlister, Matthews, N. C. N. R. McGeachy, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. W. Stewart, Charlotte, N. C. W. A. Brown, Charlotte, N. C. 

L. T. Gill, Pageland, S. C. A. H. Key, Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. 

RULING ELDERS 

W. H. Belk, Caldwell Memorial C. H. Ferguson, Wadesboro 

Hunter Marshall, Myers Park R. L. Smith, West Avenue 

W. W. Faires, Robinson H. Q. Kirkpatrick, Sharon 

R. S. Hutchinson, Charlotte 2nd. C. C. Carothers, Pleasant Hill 

J. C Munn, Candor J. K. McLaughlin. Mallard Creek 

Presbytery adopted a resolution declaring that alternate No. 
1 is alternate to principal No. 1, alternate No. 2 is alternate to 
principal No. 2, etc. 

Manual Change: The Manual was changed by the adoption 
of a standing rule, previously submitted, to set the nomination 
of the Moderator for the next meeting of Presbytery as the 
first order of business for the afternoon session. 

Resignation of Pastor: Rev. A. H. Key submitted his resig- 
nation as pastor of Tabernacle Church. The church was not 
represented at Presbytery and there was no communication 
expressing its wishes as to the dissolution of this pastoral re- 
lation. The Executive Committee of Home Missions was ap- 
pointed a commission to hear from the church and to act upon 
said resignation. 

Nomination of Moderator: Rev. R. E. Watts was nominated 
for Moderator of the next stated meeting of Presbytery. 

Report of Installations: Reports of the installation of Rev. 



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H. E. Carter as pastor of Amay James Church and Rev. G. 
Dana Waters as pastor of Matthews Church were received and 
admitted to the records as follows : 

AMAY JAMES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Home Mission Committee, appointed as the Commission to install 
Rev. Haley E. Carter pastor of Amay James Presbyterian Church met in 
the church at 3 :30 P. M. and was opened with prayer led by Dr. J. M. 
Walker. Rev. R. H. Stone was elected clerk. 

Those present were Revs. Neill R. McGeachy, Chmn., J. M. Walker, 
W. A. Brown, R. H. Stone, R. A. Young, and Messrs. W. H. Belk and 
Nat G. Speir. 

Rev. Neill R. McGeachy presided and led the commission and the cong- 
regation in worship. The Scripture was read by Mr. Speir and the pastoral 
prayer was led by Rev. W. A. Brown. Dr. J. M. Walker preached the 
sermon. The Constitutional questions were propounded by the chairman. 
Rev. Haley E. Carter was declared duly called and installed pastor of the 
Amay James Church and this part was concluded with prayer. Dr. R. 
A. Young gave the charge to the congregation ; Rev. R. H. Stone charged 
the pastor and Mr. W, H. Belk brought the greetings from the Committee 
to the Church and their new pastor. The benediction was pronounced by 
Rev. Haley E, Carter. 

The Commission met again during the meeting of the Home Mission 
Committee on December 6. 1943 and approved the above minutes. 

NEILL R. McGEACHY, Chairman, 
R'. H. STONE, Secretary. 

MATTHEWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. G. Dana Waters met at 7 :30 
P. M. in the pastor's study and was constituted with prayer led by Mr. 
W. E. Price. The following were present: Reverends J. L, Griggs, Chair- 
man, B. F. Yandell, R. H. Stone, Elders W. E. Price and T. N. Reid. Rev. 
R. H. Stone was elected clerk. The Committee united with the congre- 
gation in a service of worship in which Rev. B. F. Yandell preached the 
sermon. The Constitutional questions were propounded by Rev. J. L. 
Griggs. After the pastor-elect and the congregation had answered the 
questions in the affirmative, Mr. Waters was declared duly called and 
installed pastor. Rev. E. V. Wiley, guest minister, led in prayer. The 
charge to the pastor was given by Rev. R. H. Stone. Mr. W. E. Pr'ice 
gave the charge to the congregation. The benediction was pronounced 
by Rev. G. Dana Waters. 

While the congregation was greeting their new pastor the Commission 
met and read and adopted its minutes. Dr. T. H. Reid led in the closing 
prayer. 

R". H. STONE, Clerk. 



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Commission on the Minister and His Work: The Commission 
on the Minister and His Work submitted a report which was 
admitted to the record and is as follows : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work in Mecklenburg Pres' 
bytery respectfully submits the following report : 

The Commission is now composed of the following members : ' Rev, 
John A. Redhead, Jr., D. D., Rev. R. H. Stone, Rev. C. G. McClure, 
Mr. Rufus A. Grier, Mr. H. B. Patterson, Mr. R. b .i-iuichison. 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the Commission has held two meet- 
ings. Dr. John A. Redhead, Jr., was elected Chairman and Elder R. S. 
Hutchison, of the Second Presbyterian Church, was elected Secietary. 

The Commission approved the request of the Ellerbe Group of chu/ches 
that they be permitted to extend a call to Mr. R. L. McBath, now a 
senior at Union Theological Seminary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
JOHN A. REDHEAD, JR., Chairman, 
R. S. HUTCHISON, Secretary. 

Stewardship Report: The Stewardship Committee submitted 
a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee is sure that in this time of bloodshed and suffering, 
devastation and destruction, loose and wild spending, you can do 
nothing better than to remind our people as impressively as possible 
that they are stewards and stewards only of their material possessions ; 
that after all, "The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof, the 
world and they that dwell therein." To give and to give largely and 
yet more largely of our material possessions, your Committee thinks, 
is one way to remind ourselves of the fact of our stewardship. Your 
Committee would recommend therefore : 

1. That we accept as our quota for the year 1944-1945 the sum for 
the benevolences suggested by Synod which is $163,004.00. 

2. That the churches be asked to accept as their minimum objectives 
their quotas recommended by Presbytery. 

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3. That the churches be asked to adhere to the percentages adopted 

by Presbytery in their distribution among the several Causes. 

4. That the quotas for the churches be as follows : 

Albemarle, First $2,863 Lee Park 94 Pleasant Hill 653 

Albemarle, Second 100 Lilesville Zl Providence 948 

Amity 277 Locust 111 Ramah 526 

Altan 11 Macedonia 49 Rehoboth 5 

Amay James 12 Mallaid Creek 600 Roberdell 57 

Badin 493 Mark's Creek 128 Robinson ZZZ 

Banks 311 Marshville 112 Rockingham, First 620 

Benton Heights 60 Marston 128 R'ham, Community 30 

Bethany 21 Matthews 248 Rourk 79 

Bethel 319 McGee 557 St. Paul 842 



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Bethlehem 92 


McLean Mem'l 


51 


St. Andrews 


466 


Beulah 45 


Monroe, First 


2,986 


Salem 


45 


Biscoe 134 


Morgan Mem'l 


5 


Selwyn Avenue 


457 


Brainerd 121 


Morven 


356 


Sharon 


2,114 


Caldwell Mem'l 26,889 


Mt. Caimel 


. 142 


Siler 


147 


Camden 122 


Mt. Gilead 


187 


Six Mile Creek 


63 


Cameronian 136 


Mulberry 


1,362 


Steele Creek 


10,008 


Camp Greene 244 


Myers Park 


27,68S 


Stephenson 


5 


Candor 118 


Nevin 


97 


Sugaw Creek 


3,533- 


Central Steele Ck. 965 


Newell 


158 


Tabernacle 


65 


Cha/iotte First, 21,188 


Norman 


34 


Tenth Ave 


2,984 


Charlotte, Second 39,835 


North Charlotte 


153 


Thomasboro 


557 


Commonwealth 176 


Norwood 


152 


'i roy 


ZTl 


Cook's Memorial 623 


Oakboro 


25 


Turner 


53 


Cornelius 116 


Pageland 


45 


Unionville 


26 


Ellerbe 169 


Paw Creek 


1,447 


Wadesboro 


644 


Hamlet 1,024 


Peachland 


10 


Walkersville 


66 


Hawley Memorial 40 


Pee Dee 


Zl 


Waxhaw 


615 


Hopewell 1,818 


Philadelphia 


898; 


West Avenue 


1,980 


Huntersville 1,598 


Pineville 


881 


Westminster 


4,039 


Indian Trail 243 


Plaza 


1,277 


W^iiliams Mem'l 
Wilmore 


1,565 
495 



Your Committee recommends the following percentages for the distribu- 
tion among the Causes : 



Presbytery's Office 5% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22% 

Foreign Missions 25% 

Orphanage 6% 

Assembly's Home Missions 10% 

Synod's Home Missions 5% 



Christian Ed. and Min. Relief, 5%' 
Educational Institutions 14% 

Religious Ed. and Publication 2M:% 
Bible Cause Vz'/c 

Assembley's Training School ^% 
Religious Ed. in Synod 3j!^%' 

Religious Ed. in Presbytery 1% 



Your Commitee further recommends : 

1. That March 5 be designated as Volunteer or Every-Member Can- 
vass Day, when all members will have the privilege of pledging to the 
support of the work. 

2. That March 26 be observed as Pay-Up-Day when all members will 
be asked to finish, if possible, their old year pledges. 

3. That all pastors and supplies be asked to preach as frequently as 
they may deem wise on the vital and far reaching truths of our obligations 
as stewards of our material possessions and of the manifold grace of God. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. M. BOYD. Chairman. 



Bills and Overtures: The Committee on Bills and Overtures 
submitted a report which was adopted and is as follows : 

We recommend the adoption of the overture to the General Assembly 
from the Steele Creek Church, which reads as follows : 

"Members of the Permanent Committee on Social and Moral Welfare 



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shall be elected for a term of three years, eligible for re-election for one 
term only, until after an interval of one year.'' 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. R. GIBSON, Chairman 

W. A. ALEXANDER - 

W. E. PRICE 

Reports of Commissioners to the General Assembly: Rev. 
Holmes Rolston and Rev. G. P. Stevens reported their attendance 
ind activities at General Assembly of 1943. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the commissioners were commended 
for their diligence. 

Terms of Calls Changed: Bethlehem Church requested per- 
mission to change the terms of the call to the pastor from $400 
per year to $800 per year, with the use of a manse and ap- 
propriate participation in the Ministers' Annuity Fund. Thomas- 
boro Church requested permission to change the terms of the 
call to the pastor by increasing the salary $300 per year and 
making proportionate increase in the payment to the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. Myers Park, Mt. Gilead and Norwood reported 
increases in salary to their pastors. These changes were ap- 
proved and the churches commended. 

Report on Evangelism: The Committee on Evangelism made 
an oral report which was received as information. 

Committee Dissolved: The Committee on the Christian Edu- 
cation Movement was dissolved and taken from the docket. 

Defense Service Council: The Defense Service Council, by 
way of report on business with which it is concerned, presented 
Chaplain Henry L. Reaves who spoke on the work of the 
chaplain. 

Dissolution of Pastorate: Rev. J. L. Russell tended to Pres- 
bytery the resignation of his pastoral charge of Bethel and 
Cornelius churches and requested the dissolution of the pastoral 
relation existing between himself and the said churches. 
The churches concurring, the request was granted and the 
pastoral relationship was dissolved. Mr. Russell, having ac- 
cepted an appointment to a chaplaincy in the armed forces of 
the nation, was granted permission to labor outside the bounds 
of Presbytery, was commended to the Defense Service Council, 
and was granted evangelistic powers while laboring as a chap- 
lain in the armed forces : to administer the sacraments, to re- 



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ceive members into the Church upon profession of faith, and to 
certify them to the particular church of their choice. 

Judicial Committee: The Standing- Committee on Judicial 
Business reported that no matters had come before them for 
consideration. 

Records of Presbytery: The Standing Committee on Re- 
:ords of Presbytery presented a report which was adopted and 
is as follows : 

The typewritten and printers' proof sheets of the Minutes of Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery for the 161st Stated Session at Benton Heights 
Church, the Called Meeting at Charlotte First Church on August 23, 
1943 and October 1, 1943, the 162nd Stated Session at Sugaw Creek 
Church, and the adjourned session at Charlotte First Church on November 
15, 1943, have been submitted by the Stated Qerk for examination. 

The Committee considers these minutes to be accurate as to content 
and complete and neat as to form. 

Presbytery is under a real obligation to Mr. Johnston for his faithful- 
ness and diligence in this w^oik and we recommend that Presbytery record 
its thanks to him for the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. F. BOYD, Chairman, 
PAUL B. THROWER, 
J. O. BROWN. 

Report on Resolutions: The Standing Committee on Reso- 
lutions presented a report which was adopted by a standing 
vote and is as follows : 

First, we wish to express our deep appreciation to the pastor, Rev. 
F. C. Debele, Jr., and to the members of the Commonwealth Presbyterian 
Church for the privilege of meeting in their house of worship. We are 
grateful to them for the splendid way in which they provided for our 
comfort during our session in their sanctuary, and we know our lives 
have been enriched for having been the recipients of their Christian 
hospitality. 

Second, we wish to thank the ladies of the Church for the generous 
and delicious meal which they so kindly provided for us. We are not 
unmindful of the efforts which they expended to this end, and we do want 
them to know we appreciate their thoughtfulness in our behalf. 

Third, we would like to request the p.astor to convey our thanks to the 
members of this church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. E. WATTS, Chairman 

C. G. PEPPER 

W. C. CORRELL 



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Revision of Maoiual: A special committee was appointed to 
revise the Manual of Presbytery and print^same after its adop- 
tion by Presbytery. The committee is composed of the fol- 
lowing members : Rev. J. G. Garth, Chairman, Rev. W. H. 
Johnston, Rev. J. W. Stewart, Rev. R. H. Stone, and Ruling 
Elder Rufus A. Grier. 

Place of Next Meeting: The selection of the place of meet- 
ing- for the next stated session of Presbytery was placed in the 
hands of the Moderator and the Stated Clerk. 

Manual Change: A proposal was submitted to change the 
Manual by providing a clause to the effect, that ministers and 
ruling elders attending Presbytery for the first time shall be 
introduced to the Court. The matter was placed on the docket 
for consideration at the spring meeting. 

Ben T. Harrop: The Judicial Committee and the Stated 
Clerk of the 162nd Stated Session of Presbytery were ap- 
pointed a special committee to continue the effort to com- 
municate with Ex-Chaplain Ben T. Harrop and to report to 
the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

Adoption of Minutes: The minutes of this session of Pres- 
bytery were read and approved. 

Adjournment: After the closing prayer, offered by the 
Moderator, Presbytery adjourned to meet, April 18, 1944 at 
10:00 A. M. 

H. B. BLAKELY, Moderator 

J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk 
JNO. R. ROSEBRO. Assistant Clerk 
W. H. JOHNSTON. Stated Clerk 



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Called Meeting of 
Mecklenburg Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 

March 27, 1944 
Mecklenburg Presbytery met in special session in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, Ns C, at 11:30 A. M. and was 
called to order by Rev. R. H. Stone, the last Moderator present. 
The opening prayer was offered by Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

The Roll: The following were present and were enrolled: 

Ministers: W. A. Alexander, Robert F. Boyd, Wm. A. Brown, F. C. 
Debele, Jr., J. G. Garth, J. C. Grier, J. W. Grier, J. L. Griggs, S. M. 
Inman, C. H. Little, F. R^ McAlister, Charles G. McClure, Neill R. Mc- 
Geachy, C. N. Morrison F. Qyde Pratt, W. B. Prince, Jr., Jno. R. 
Rosebro, J. W. Stewart, Jr., R. H. Stone, W. G. Thomas, Paul P. 
Thrower, Robert Turner, G. Dana Waters, E. V. Wiley, B. F. Yandell, 
R. A. Young— 26. 

Ruling Elders: C. A. Bland, Wadesboro ; W. E. Price, Caldwell 
Memorial — 2. 

The call for this meeting was read and found in order, and is 
as follows : 

Charlotte, N. C. 
March 15, 1944 

The Constitutional Requirements having been complied with the Pres- 
bytery of Mecklenburg is hereby called to meet in the First Presby- 
terian Church of Charlotte, on Monday, March 27. 1944 at 11 :30 A. M. 
to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To dissolve the pastoral relationship bjetween Rev. W. G. Thomas 
and the Wadesboro Church. 

2. To grant Mr. Thomas a letter of dismission to King's Mountain 
Presbytery. 

Yours in His service, 
J. WALTON STEWART, JR., 
Stated Clerk 

Rev. W. G. Thomas requested Presbytery to dissolve the 
pastoral relationship existing between himself and the Wades- 
boro Church and to grant him a letter of transfer to King's 
Mountain Presbytery that he might accept the Pastorate of 
the Mt. Holly Church. The Church, through its representative 
Ruling Elder C. A. Bland, concurring, the request was granted, 
the pastorate was dissolved as of March 31st, and Mr. Thomas 



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Avas granted a letter of transfer to King's Mountain Presbytery. 

On motion, the Stated Clerk was asked to write a letter to 
King's Mountain Presbytery stating the esteem in which Mr. 
Thomas is held by this Presb3^tery and our appreciation of the 
work he has done here. 

The minutes of this meeting were read and adopted, ana 
Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

R. H. STONE, Moderator 
JNO. R. ROSEBRO, Acting Clerk 
T. W. STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk 



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The One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg" met in its One Hundred Sixty- 
fourth Stated Session in the Sharon Presbyterian Church, Char- 
lotte, N. C, at 10.00 A. M., April 18, 1944. The Court was called 
to order by the* Moderator, the Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, D.D., 
and was constituted with prayer ]:)y the Rev. H. E. Carter. 

The opening sermon was preached by the Moderator from the 
ext, Luke 5 :37-38. The subject was "The Vitality of the 
Christian Religion." 

Communion: The Communion of the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered by the Rev. W. H. Frazer and the Rev. J. R. Rosebro, 
assisted by the following Ruling Elders: J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; 
E. V. Kerns, Hopewell ; E. G. Cochrane, Selwyn Avenue ; E. P. 
Nisbet, Charlotte Second; J. I. Hutchison, Williams Memorial; 
Milo Pierce, Caldwell; Henry Kirkpatrick, Sharon; H. F. 
Porter, Wilmore. 

History of The Sharon Church: The History of the Sharon 
Church was read by Mrs. Synthia Elliott DeArmon. It was 
adopted as is as follows : 

HISTORY OF SHARON CHURCH 1829 - 1944 

The facts used in the following history were taken largely from a his- 
torical sketch wrtten by Mrs. Cynthia Kirkpatrick Brown. The history 
was presented by Mrs. Brown at the Centennial Celebration of Sharon 
Church which was held the first Sunday of October. 1931. 

During the year 1829 the people of the Sharon Community began to 
feel an urgent need for .a Presbyterian Church in the immediate locality. 
'The people were chiefly from Providence Church, but in 1829 Sharon was 
considered quite remote from Providence. 

Notice was circulated in the neighborhood, and the first meeting of 
the people to consider the problem of building a Presbyterian Church in 
the Sharon Community was held at the home of Mrs. Robert Kirkpatrick 
on January 30, 1830. The Rev. Samuel Williamson, who attended the 
meeting, preached a sermon before the business meeting was held. At 
this first meeting the people present unanimously agreed that the neigh- 
borhood should have a church convenient to them. The time of the next 
meeting was set for February 11, 1830, at which time a suitable location 
for the building was to be chosen. 

February 11, 1830, the people held their second meeting, at which time 
a location for the church building was selected. It was the same as the 



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location of the present church building. Following the selection of the 
building site, agents were appointed to take subscriptions for building 
a house of worship for a Presbyterian Congregation. 

Later the agents having obtained subscriptions sufficient for the 
undertaking, the congregation appointed a building committee who made 
a contract for the house of worship on the first day of March, 183L 

In April, 1831 the congregation petitioned Concord Presbytery for 
leave to have a Presbyterian Church regularly organized by the name of 
Sharon Church. This petition was granted. 

Sharon Church having been completed, the seats were installed 
October 22, 1831, and Sharon Congregation, uniting with Providence 
Congregation, obtained one-third of the ministerial services of Rev. 
Samuel Williams on, the pastor of Providence Church, and promising a 
salary of two hundred dollars per annum. 

The records concerning the bulding of the present church building 
are rather vague. The only facts available are as follows : August 12, 1888 
a congregational meeting was held to consider the subject of erecting 
a new church building. October 21, 1888 "A meeting of the congregation 
was appointed for next Saturday at nine o'clock for the purpose of 
further considering the matter of building a new church.'' August 17, 1889 
the session instructed the deacons not to transfer property in the old 
church building to the new building. August 15. 1891 Dedicatory 
Resolutions prepared by the session "expressing gratitude to Mr. Sam 
Alexander and others for help extended our new church enterprise", were 
adopted by the congregation There is no record of a Dedicatory Service. 

During World War I twenty-one sons of Sharon Church served in the 
armed forces. After the Armistice was signed, and we believed that 
we had gained the Peace, Rev. C. H. Little and the congregation desired 
to set up a memorial to our members who have gone to war. The result of 
this desire was a scholarship fund of fifteen hundred dollars placed at 
Davidson College, and known as the Pressly Brown Memorial Fund. 
It is so called because Dr. Pressley Brown M. D. was the only one of 
the sons of Sharon Church to lose his life while engaged in active service 

during World War I. 

* 

April 18, 1944 Sharon Church has fifty-six boys and two girls who 
serve under the Flag of the United States of America. 

A part of the following concerning our new Educational Building was 
written by Miss Maude Rea, and read by her at the Dedication Service 
October 17, 1943. 

Great oaks from small acorns grow — and that is the way our Educa- 
tion Building became a reality. During tlie year 1925 Rev. C. H. Little 
endeavored to inspire his congregation to set about building an addition 
to the church. This addition to be used as an Education Building. 
The Junior Christian Endeavor Group, under the leadership of Miss 
Maude Rea, was the first to become interested. This group of young 
people set aside a fund of eleven dollars to be used to erect such a build- 
ing. The following boys and girls contributed: Albert and Carl Bolick, 
Lillian, Gertrude and James Phillips, Kirk and R'eid Brown, Loraine 



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and James Caldwell, Lillian Faires, Anne Dee Sullivan. Rankin Harkey, 
Louzon Black, Leo Dardine, Esther Bolick, Blandina and Eli McElhaney, 
Helen Jamison, Martha and Sarah Stewart, Franklin Black, Charles 
and Anderson Little, Isabel and Cynthia Bolick and A. J. Blanchard, Jr. 
Of this Junior Group Charles H. Little, Jr., paid the first dollar. This 
was during the year 1925. Charles H. Little, III paid the last dollar 
before the books were closed in October 1943. 

Later the adult congregation became interested, and a building com- 
mittee was appointed, T. K. Rea. Chairman, W. F. Black, E. 'R. Harkey, 
W. O. Sullivan, H. Q. Kirkpatrick and H, B. Hunter, Treasurer. They 
held ther first meeting April 5, 1938; thirty-nine meetings were held be- 
tween this date and October, 1941. 

The committee began raising funds, first by placing a dime bank in 
each Sunday School class. Next by soliciting subscriptions from mem- 
bers and friends of the church, February 26, 1939 they were ready to 
make a report, of progress made, to the officers of the church. The 
report was accepted and the committee was authorized by the officers to 
begin construction of the Education Building. 

February 28, 1939, the ground war first broken by T. F. Black, the 
Sunday School Superintendent; and the building was completed in Octo- 
ber, 1941. Payments on the Educational Building were completed and the 
Dedication Service was held October 17. 1943. 

The following sons of Sharon Church have served as ministers of 
the gospel : 

Rev. John Cannon D. D. (Deceased) 
Rev, Bob Lee Brown (Deceased) 
Rev. C. C. Brown (Deceased) 
Rev, Wilber Nicholson 
Rev. Lunsford Reid 
'Rev, Clayton Alexander 
Rev, Eugene Alexander (Lt, Col. United States Army Chaplain 

World War II) 
Rev. Walter Garrison D. D. (Deceased) 
Rev, Oscar Sample 
Rev. John Yandell 

As an outgrowth of Sharon Church there stands today Amity Church 
which is growing continually. There were two other outgrowths — Carmel 
Church and Mary O. Graham Chapel. However, both of these have been 
disbanded and their membership has been absorbed into neighboring 
churches. 

The following have served as pastors of Sharon Church : 

Rev. Samuel Williamson 1831-1840 

Rev, Cyrus Johnston 1840-1845 

Rev. R. H. Lafferty 1846-1847 

Rev, R. E. Sherrill supplied with Rev, Mr, Lafferty 

Rev, Samuel Caldwell Pharr 1848-1855 

Rev, James Walker (Supply) 1855-1856 

Rev, Jethro Rumple D, D, 1856-1860 

Rev, R, Z, Johnston 1861-1872 

Rev. W, A, McDonald (Supply) 1873 



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Rev. W. H. Davis 1874-1878 

Rev. W. B. Arrowood (Supply 2 months) 1878 

Rev. D. B. Robinson (S'upply) 1882-1883 

Rev. G. D. Parks (Supply) 1884-1890 

Rev. J. W. Slier (Supply) 1890 

Rev. W. B. Arrowood (Supply) 1890-1892 

Rev. E. L. Siler (Supply) 1893 

Rev. S. W. Newell (Supply) 1894-1896 

Rev. Joseph Cochard (Supply) 1896-1897 

Rev. G. T. Thompson 1897-1903 

Rev. W. H. Davis (2nd Call) 1903-1906 

Rev. Alexander Martin (Supply) 1907 

Rev. J. M. Harris 1907-1909 

Rev. A. J. Crane (Supply) 1910 

Rev. H. E. Gurney 1911-1912 

Rev. C. H. Little 1913-Present 

Memorial — A memorial to Rev. A. Julian Warner was pre- 
sented orally by Rev. C. M. Boyd. Dr. Boyd and the Rev. N. 
R. McGeachy were appointed to complete the memorial and put 
it in writing-. Pending the adoption of this memorial Presby- 
tery observed a season of prayer on behalf of the bereaved 
family. The prayer was led by the Rev. N. R. McGeachy. The 
memorial was adopted by a rising vote, and is as follows : 

ARCHIE JULIAN WARNER 

The Reverend Archie Julian Warner was born in Atlanta, Georgia, 
on October 17, 1899, the son of Archie Brayton W-arner and Ada EHzabeth 
Argo Warner. He attended Tech Pligh School in Atlanta and spent one 
year in study at Davidson College In 1921 he transferred to Emory 
University and graduated in 1924 with the degree of Bachelor of Philoso- 
phy. Receiving a definite call to enter the gospel ministry, Julian enrolled 
as a student at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia from which in- 
stitution he received the degree of Bachelor of Divinity in the spring 
of 1927. 

In July, 1927, Julian Warner was licensed and ordained by Atlanta 
Presbytery and installed as pastor of the Jackson and Fellt>wship Churches 
in Atlanta Presbytery. He also served as stated supply of the Friendship 
Church from 1927 until 1930, when he became pastor of the Barnsville, Ga. 
Church. In 1932 he resigned the pastorate of the Jackson, Fellowship 
and Barnesville Churches and became pastor of the church at Thomas- 
ton, Georgia, where he served until 1933. at which time Mr. Warner re- 
moved to the Capitol View Church in Atlanta, Georgia. After a pastorate 
of seven years the Tenth Avenue Church of Charlotte called him as their 
pastor, and in 1940 he began his work in that church and in Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. In October, 1943, he became ill and was called to his eternal 
reward on Saturday, March 18, 1944. 

Mr. Warner was first married to Miss Mary Lou Watts on September 

'4, 1924. She died on December 13, 1932. On June 25, 1934 he married 

Miss Grace Caswell of R'oopville, Georgia, who survives him. In addi- 



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tion to his wife he is survived by a son, Ronald and a daughter, Rebecca, 
his mother, Mrs. Ada Argo Warner, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Jensen and 
Mrs. W. L. Byrd, and two brothers, Arthur and H. M. Warner. 

JuHan was a faithful preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
•Jie was always ready to use every opportunity that came his way to 
tell others of his Saviour who had done so much for him and who 
meant so much to him. His particular gift seemed to be that of pastor. 
He was always visiting in the homes not onl}^ of his members but through- 
out the whole community, especially where there was any particular need 
or crisis. The author of this Memorial had the privilege of serving 
the Jackson group of churches the year after Julian left and he found 
the people devoted to their former pastor, because he had so intimately 
shared with them in their hopes and fears, joys and sorrows because he 
had brought them comfort and blessing through his bringing to them 
the Christ. 

The majority of the last six months of Mr. Warner's life was spent 
in the hospital and here, as elsewhere, the genuineness of his faith 
and the radiance of his knowledge of his Lord made themselves felt. 
Nurses, doctors, employees of every station bear testimony to the bless- 
ings his stay amongst them brought and to the quickening to their faith 
his faith gave. 

He was not only faithful in his preaching and pastoral work, but 
he was also a loyal and able Presbyter. His loyalty was shown in his 
regular attendance upon the Church Courts and his diligent labors upon 
the various Committees to which he was assigned. The esteem in which 
his brethren held him is shown in his being elected Stated Clerk, but 
he was never permitted to fill this office because of his failing health. 

Funeral services for Mr. Warner were conducted at the Tenth Ave. 
Church on Sunday. March 19, by Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., assisted by 
*R'ev. J. A. Brawley of the Glenwood A, R, P. Church and Rev. W. M. 
Boyce of the First A, R, P, Church; and the interment was in Greenwood 
Cemetery, Atlanta,' Georgia, the services there being conducted by the 
Rev. Harold C, Smith and Rev, Stuart R, Oglesby, 

The Tenth Ave. Church, Mecklenburg Presbytery, his host of friends, 
and his beloved family has sustained a great loss but our brother knows 
infinite gain, being in the presence of the Saviour, whom he loved and 
served so faithfully. 

"Well done, thou good and faithful servent enter thou into 

the joy of thy Lord." 

Roll — The following" were present and were enrolled or 
were enrolled during the meeting of Presbytery : 

Ministers— J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J, G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. 
Walker. W. H. Frazer, Q, N, Huneycutt, T, F, Huneycutt, W. H. John- 
ston, B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, A. T. Taylor, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. 
Neill. M, R. Gibson, C, D. Whiteley, R, A. Young, C. M. Boyd, 
J. S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, L. T. Gill ' W. 1. Howell, Jr :, 
D, K. Snyder, W. C. Smith, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, H. B . Blakely, 
W, R. Buhler, Jn, R, Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, N. R. 



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McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E, Watts. J. Walton Stewart Jr., Wm. A. 
Brown, W. A. Alexander, Paul P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston, 
Robert F. Boyd, Robert Turner, G. Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, Jr., C. G. 
McClure, Geo. F. Houck, H. E. Carter. F. C. Pratt.— 50. 

Ruling Elders — A. L. Collins, Altan ; Ross Reid, Amay James; B. F. 
Carter Jr., Badin ; L D. Crowell, Bethlehem; W. J. Koney, Biscoe; 
M. A. Pearce, Caldwell Memorial; C. F. McPherson, Camp Greene; 
J. A. McDonald, Candor; C. B. Choat, Central Steele Creek; Robt. 
Glasgow Jr., Charlotte First; Everett P. Nisbet, Charlotte Second; 
W. W. Kiser. Commonwealth; W. D. McClure, Cooks Memorial; J. H 
McRae, Ellerbe ; J. E. McLauchlin, Hamlet; E. V. Kerns, Hopewell; 
L. S. Bingham, Huntersville ; E. J. Stinson, Indian Trail; C. W. Allred, 
Macedonia; B. W. Alexander, Mallard Creek; J. C. Dean, Marshville; 
G. C. Alexander, Matthews ; A, M. Cathey, AlcGee ; W. A. Henderson, 
Monroe First; I. L. Wall, Morven ; R. L. Martin, Mt. Gilead; L. A. 
Marshall, Mulberry; J. W. Thompson, Jr., Myers Park. J. H. Stewart, 
Nevin; B. B. Young, North Charlotte. F. A. Wentz, Norwood; W. D. 
Vandenburgh, Pageland; R. W. Summerville, Paw Creek; W. M. Junker, 
Phildelphia; W. A. Rogers, Pineville ; M. J. Dean, Plaza; P. P. Patterson, 
Providence ; J. R. Currence, Pleasant Hill ; J. W. Craig, Jr., St. Andrews ; 
,Nat. C. White, St. Paul ; E. G. Cochran, Selwyn Ave. ; W. F. Baker, Sharon ; 
Page Price, Siler ; James R. Perry, Six Mile Creek; Rufus Grier, Steele 
Creek ; Fred L. Gibbon, Sugaw Creek ; O. L. Efird. Tabernacle ; E. L. 
Wingate, Thomasboro; S. S. Safirt, Troy; J. V. Mullis, Unionville ; 
C. A. Bland, Wadesboro ; A. B. Norwood, Walkersville ; R. J. Belk, 
Waxhaw; R. L. Smith, West Ave.; P. S. Gilchrist, Westminster; J. L 
Hutchison, Williams Memorial; H. F. Porter, Wilmore. — 59, 

Visiting Brethren — The following- were introduced to Pres- 
bytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. Rev. W. H. 
Goodman, Concord Presbytery ; Rev. Jonas Barclay, Orange 
Presbytery; Rev. Coyte Hunter, Kings Mountain Presbytery; 
Chaplain (Capt.) George M. Picard, Fayetteville Presbytery. 

New Elders — Ruling Elders in attendance upon Presbytery 
for the first time were introduced. 

Election of Moderator — The Rev. R. E. Watts, who was 
nominated at the last stated session, was unanimously elected 
to serve as moderator of this meeting. 

Report of Committee on Arrangements — The Rev. C, H. 
Little presented the following report of the Committee on Ar- 
ragements which was adopted : 

Presbytery will convene at 10:00 A. M., take recess at 12:30 P. M., re- 
convene at 2:00 P. M., set as the first order of the morning, a Report 
on Queens College ; as the first order follov^ing lunch the nomination 
of the Moderator, the second order the consideration of the Home Mission 
Committe Report and the Popular Meeting on Home Missions, the 
third order the report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief, for other business follow the docket as outlined by 
the Stated Clerk, and adjourn at will. 



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PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

One Hundred Sixty-fourth Stated Session 
Sharon Church 

Tuesday, April 18, 1944—10:00 A. M. 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, D. D., Retiring Moderator 

2. The Communion of the Lord's Supper v 

3. History of Sharon Church — Rev. C. H. Little 

4. Memorial to Rev. A. Julian Warner 

5. Enrollment, Members of Presbytery and Visiting Brethren 

6. Election of Moderator — Rev. R. E. Watts. Nominee 

7. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. C. H Little 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees 

(1) Bills and Overtures 

(2) Judicial Business 

(3) Minutes of Synod 

(4) Sessional Records (Chrmn. for Comm. of The Whole) 

(5) Resolutions 

9. Communications 

10. Queens College — Dr. Blakely 

n. Reception of Ministers and Candidates 

12. Reports of Permanent Committees and Commissions 

(1) Minister and His Work — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, D. D. 

(2) Women's Work— Rev. J. M. Walker, D. D. 

(3) Advisory to General Sec'y — Dr. Redhead 

13. Report of Executive Committee 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 

14. Reports of Special Committees 

(1) Defense Service Council — Rev. Jas. A. Jones, D. D. 

(2) Revision of the Manual — Rev. J. G. Garth, D. D. 

15. Reports of Standing Committees (See 8, above) 

16. Popular Meeting on Home Missions — Rev. N. R. McGeachy 

17. Reports of Treasurers and Trustees 

18. Unfinished Business 

19. New Business 

20. Place of Next Meeting 

21. Nomination of Moderator 

22. Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

23. Adjournment 

Changing^ Terms of Call — The following- requests to change 
terms of the call with reference to pastor's salaries were re- 
ceived : 

Selwyn Ave. from $2700 to $3000; Monroe First from $2700 to $3000; 
Hamlet from $2400 to $2700; Westminster from $3000 to $3300; Caldwell 
Memorial from $4000 to $4200; Thomasboro from $2400 to $3000; St. Paul 
from $2100 to $2400; Commonwealth from $360 to $600; Hunters villa 
from $1500 to $2000; Wilmore from $2000 to $2300; Nevin from $1200 
to $1300; West Ave. from $2400 to $3000. These requests were granted 
as of April 1, 1944. 



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Minister Dismissed — At his own request the Rev. T. B. 

Anderson was granted a certificate of dismission to Congaree 
Presbytery. 

Excuse For Absence — Rev. S. M. Inman was excused from 
attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

Communicatians — A letter from Rev. A. A. Walker con- 
cerning his activities was received as information. 

Rev. W. A. Nicholson was granted permission to labor out- 
side the bounds of Presbytery until the Fall Meeting. 

Several Communications were referred to the appropriate 
committees. 

Dissolution of Pastorate — Rev. A. H. Key requested Pres- 
bytery to dissolve the pastoral relation existing between him- 
self and the Tabernacle Church, the Church concurring in the 
request. The request was granted and the pastoral relation 
dissolved effective immediately. 

Hour For Recess Chani^ed' — The hour of recess for lunch 
was changed from 12 :30 to 1 :00 P. M. 

Special Ordfer — The review of Sessional Records was set 
to follow the first order of the morning. 

Standing^ Committees — ^The Moderator announced the ap- 
pointment of Standing Committees as follows : 

1. Bill's and Overtures— H. B. Blakely. F. R. McAlister, M. B. Prince, 
Jr., E. L. Wingate. 

2. Judicial Business— W. I. Howell, Jr., A. T. Taylor, R. A. Young-, 
G, Dana Waters, M. J. Dean. 

3. Minutes of Synod — C. N. Morrison, A. H. Key, 'D. K. Snyder, 
B. F. Yandell, P. S. Gilchrist. 

4. Sessional Records — Paul P. Thrower. J. L. Griggs. 

5. Resolutions — F. C. Debele, Jr., F. C. Pratt, R. A. Grier. 

Queens College — Rev. H. B. Blakely, President of Queens 

College, presented a report dealing with a change in the Charter 

of the College. He presented the following recommendations 

which were adopted : 

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Queens College, Incorporated 
adopted a resolution at their January 25, 1944 meeting finding it advisable 
that the corporation's charter be rewritten and that the following be 
adopted as its new charter: (copy of new charter attached.), 

AND WHEREAS, the said Board further resolved that this proposal 



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to amend the charter be submitted to the Mecklenburg, Kings Mountain, 
and Granville Presbyteries, 

AND WHEREAS, this Presbytery finds that the best interests of 
the College and the Presbytery will be served if the said amended 
charter is adopted. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mecklenburg 
Presbytery approves the new charter for Queens College, Incorporated, 
that has been proposed, and respectfully requests that the Synod of North 
Carolina go on record as being willing to assume the duties imposed 
upon it by the same. 

The Committee of the Whole — Presbytery resolved itself 
into a Committee of the Whole for the purpose of examining- 
the Sessional Records under the leadership of Chairman Paul 
P. Thrower. 

Recess — The Committee of the Whole rose, and the Pres- 
bytery took Recess until 2:00 P. M., following prayer by the 
Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt. 

• AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytern reconvened at 2:00 P. M- and was led in prayer 
by the Rev. C. G. McClure. 

Nomination of Moderator — As the first order following" 
lunch, Presbytery proceeded to the nomination of the Modera- 
tor for the next Stated Meeting. The Rev. W- T. Smith was 
nominated. 

Home Missions Commitee — The Executive Committee on 
Home Missions presented its report as the second order. The 
report was received and its recommendations considered seria- 
tum. Recommendations One and Two were recommitted for 
further study. Recommendations Three and Four were adopt- 
ed. The appropriation for the Morgan M^rnorial Church 
was changed from $300 to $600- The report as a whole was 
.adopted as amended and Presbytery was led in prayer for its 
Home Mission Work by the Rev. R. A. Young. The report 
as adopted is as follows : 

Your Executive Committee of Home Mission respectfully submits 
the following report of our work during the past year. We are rejoicing 
that under God's blessing we have many items of progress to report, 
but we are also conscious that there have been many doors of opportunity 
opened to us which we could not and did not enter. 

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at Fairview Homes (the Housing Project for Negroes). Since our last 
report we have installed Rev. Haley Ellis Carter as pastor of the Amay 
James Church and he has begun his work at the housing project. A 
Sunday School is being conducted each Sunday and during the week 
a woodworking shop is being conducted for the benefit of the boys of 
the project and surrounding area. This shop is helping to solve the 
problem of juvenile delinquency and is giving Mr. Carter an approach 
to the younger members of the community that should prove invaluable. 
The Men's Club of the Myers Park Presbyterian Church has adopted 
the work at the Fairview Homes as their project and has raised suffi- 
cient funds to assure the erection of the first unit here as soon as per- 
mission is forthcoming from the War Production Board in Washington. 
A new NegrO' Sunday School on Shumann Avenue, off York Road, has 
been organized by Mrs. Amy James. 

At Piedmont Courts the work under Miss Kathryn Hunt continues 
to go forward — Large Sunday School every Sunday with an enrollment 
of 279, a vested choir, nursery (in cc»njunction with Project Adminis- 
tration) — but here as at Fairview Homes the great need is an adequate 
building. As many of you doubtless know, we have secured a lot ad- 
joining the Piedmont Courts and the Home Mission Committee has set 
aside this project as the next undertaking of the Committee. 

We have been given the State Street Chapel and hav? arranged for 
its continuance under the supervision of St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church. 

The work at South Park Chapel is progressing well — Sunday School 
is held every Sunday and preaching each Sunday morning. The chapel 
needs a full time pastor and would very quickly become self-supporting. 
The women are eager to organize an Auxiliary. 

The Chapel on Avondale has been covered. This building was made 
possible through the generosity of Mr. Belk who gave the lot and pur- 
chased an old school building in South Carolina which has been used 
in the construction of the Chapel. The Home Mission Emergency 
Fund has given $500.00 for this work. 

The title deeds for the lot on Magnolia Ave. on McDonald Heights 
have been cleared and the Men's Club of the Second Presbyterian 
Church has adopted this work for the year. Funds are available for the 
construction of the chapel and we await permission from Washington 
to begin building. 

The Unity Chapel jointly sponsored by the Wadesboro Church and 
the Home Mission Committee has been dedicated. The Home Mission 
Committee gave $225.00 toward this building and some lumber. 

An outpost Sunday School has been organized after a survey by 
Dr. Q. N. Huneycutt in the Mint Hill community. This work is now 
being sponsored by the Philadelphia Church. 

Since our last report the Selwyn Ave. Presbyterian Church has 
gone entirely on self-support — last year Robinson, this year Selwyn 
Avenue. Our hope and plan is that more churches each year will reach 
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Last summer the Vacation Fund was inaugurated and proved a great 
success. Fourteen of our workers spent from a week to ten days in 
Montreat as guests of the Committee and this has proved to be a 
challenge to the whole Assembly. 

Perhaps it will be well to incorporate some results of the Home 
Mission Emergency Fund in this report. The first year the funds were 
used in employing a worker in the defense areas. At Stonewall Jack- 
son Homes at Morris Field a flourishing Sunday School was begun 
and is continuing The lot at Piedmont Courts was secured with the 
remainder of the funds. This year $500.00 was given us to be used in 
Avondale Chapel. This is in a community where there can soon be a 
full-time church. 

Our Committee is happy to report that every request for aid that 
has come before us this year has been granted. 

Our gratitude is expressed to the Religious Education Committee 
for the continued support of the work at Piedmont Courts and in the 
sending of the Mecklenburg Presbyterian into every home in our church. 

The Church and Manse Building Fund continues to grow -and this 
vear we received $2,800.00 and several new members. Auxiliaries have 
contributed their funds over their budgets as follows : 



Paw Creek 


$10.00 


Indian Trail 


$10.00 


Mulberry 


$10 00 


Cook's Mem'l 


5.00 


Charlotte 1st 


50.00 


Hamlet 


5.00 


Brainerd 


2.50 


Huntersville 


22.00 


Thomasboro 


25.00 


Roberdell 


7.00 


Troy 


10.00 


C Steele Ck. 


10.00 


M-arshville 


5.00 


Locust 


. 1.00 


Mark's Creek 


5.00 


Steele Creek 


25 


Myers Park 


25.00 


Sugaw Creek 


75.00 


Hopewell 


32.00 


Ramah 


5.00 


St. Paul 


5.00 


Monroe First 


50.00 


Sharon 


5.00 


Morven 


25.00 


Waxhaw 


5.00 


St. Andrews 


10.00 


Commonwealth 


5.00 


Philadelphia 


6.07 


Pineville 


5.00 


Providence 


5.00 



Our Sub-Committee on Enlistment of Men is seeking the right men 
to fill our vacant fields. Dr. Walter Walsh is accepting the work in 
the Morven group and Mr. R. L. McBath the Ellerbe field. 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1. Lee Park and Benton Heights (grouped) 

2. Alton-Bethany (grouped) 

3. Unionville and Stephenson (grouped) 

4. Appropriations as follows : 

FieM 

Amay James — Fairview 

Altan — Bethany 

Benton Heights — Lee Park 

Commonwealth 

Bethlehem 

Ellerbe 

Indian Trail 

Locust 

Morgan Memorial 



Salary 


M. A. F. 


$1200.00 


$81.00 


600.00 


48.00 


1400.00 


105.00 


720.00' 


54.00 


' 800.00 


60.00 


875.00 


65.63 


800.00 


60.00 


lOOOlOO 


75.00 


600.00 


22.50 



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Morven 

Marston 

Marshville 

North Charlotte 

Roberdell 

Pageland 

Piedmont Courts 

Six Mile Creek 

Troy 

Unionville-Stephenson 

Walkersville 

Edgar Goodwin (Shuman Ave.) 

Book Fund 

For art slides 

Contingent Fund 

City Extension 

Ellerbe Indebtedness 

Building and Loan (Newell) 

Monroe First 



Grand Total 



800.00 


60.00 


800.00 


60.00 


780.00 


58.50 


1000.00 


75.00 


800.00 


60.00 


900.00 


67.50 


900.00 




175.00 


13.12 


900.00 


67.50 


600.00 


48.00 


480.00 




120.00 




100.00 


V 


50.00 




- 500.00 




2400.00 


180.00 


165.00 




99.00 




600.00 





$20,264.00 



$1328.00 
$21,592.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

Neill R. McGeachy, Chairman 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY'S 
HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

R. H. Stone, Treasurer 

For the year ending April 11, 1944: 

RECEIPTS: 

Balance April 9, 1943 $6,807.69 

Benevolent Account 22,713.79 

Belk Brothers Company 791.67 

W. H. Bel'k 3,150.00 

Caldwell Memorial Church 1,100.00 

Caldwell Memorial Men's Club 60.00 

Charlotte Second Men's Club 10.75 

W. P. Moore 325.00 

J. M. Oldham 83.33 

F. C. Pratt • 37.50 

Home Mission Emergency 69.70 

H. L. Reaves (Honorarium) 10.00 

Commercial National Bank (Dividends) 22.00 

Vacation Fund 397.98 

Special for Piedmont Courts lot 61.01 

Presbytery's Committee of Religious Ed, 487.50 

Sale of materials 6.00 



Total Receipts $36,733.92 



$36,733.92 



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DISBURSEMENTS: 






For salaries, supplies, etc. 




16,552.81 


Victory and Withholding Taxes 




188.18 


M. A. F. dues 




900.28 


Lots for new churches 




4,750.00 


New buildings — Unity 


$225.00 




South Park 


844.00 




Avondale 


329.53 




Commonwealth 




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Manse 


683.00 




Shop 


49.11 


2,130.64 


Home Mission Emergency Campaign 


46.24 


THE MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERIAN 169.73 


Books for Ministers 




100.75 


Ellerbe indebtedness 




147.57 


Newell B. & L. 




180.00 


Insurance 




25.24 


Administrative 




300.00 


Vacation Fund 


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384.35 


Paint and Repair — Unionville 


$150.00 


Siler 




25.00 


Locust 




25.00 


Salem 




100.00 300.00 


Marshville indebtedness 




300.00 


Tearing down and moving school 


I bldg. 


247.80 


Tent 




253.36 


Other expenses 




157.43 



Total disbursements $27,134.38 27,134.38 



Balance in Commercial National Bank $ 9,599.54 

It has been my privilege to examine the books of Rev. R. H. Stone, 
General Secretary of Mecklenburg Prsbytery, for the church year 1943-44, 
as follows : 

Presbytery's Home Mission Committee 
Presbytery's Benevolence Account 
Presbytery's Church and Manse Building Fund 
Presbytery's Offce 
I have found these four accounts accurately and neatly handled ; in 
perfect balance, and in balance with the bank ; with all salary and bene- 
volence-cause checks issued on date due. 

Respectfully submitted 

SADIE GR'IER GARTH 

Popular Meeting on Home Missions — In the Popular 
Meeting- on Hom,e Missions, Rev. N. R. McGeachy, Chairman 
of Presbytery's Home Missions Committee, addressed the Pres- 
bytery on this subject. 

Manual Revision Delayed^-The report of the Special Com- 
mittee on Revising- the Manual was docketed for the next Stated 
Meeting. 



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Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — 

The permanent Committee on Christian Education and Minis- 
terial Relief, as the third order, presented its report which was 
read and, with its recommendations, adopted. This report is 
as follows : 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
recommends that the following applications for relief be approved and 
sent to the General Assembly's Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief. The amounts are given on a yearly basis. 

Mrs. Isabel Sterrett Anderson $240.00 

Mrs. Mary Alice Malloy Berryhill 240.00 

Mrs. Reilman Sanders Caldwell 240.00 

Mrs. Elinor Smith Caligan 240.00 

Rev. William B. Steele Chandler 480.00 

Mrs. Alice Walker Cochran 240.00 

Rev. William C. Foster 480:00 

Mrs. Mary Eleanor (Bills) Porter Gurney 240.00 

Miss Elise Hardin 144.00 

Mrs. Mary Torrance Moore 240.00 

Rev. Morris Elmore Peabody 420.00 

Mrs. Al,ay J. D. Wyly Query 180.00 

Mrs. Lillian Blanche Buford Underwood 240.00 

We recommend that Presbytery certify to the continuing need 
of Rev. Robert James Mcllwaine who is honorably retired. 

We recommend that a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery 
of Charleston be granted to candidate E. H. Overcash. 

We wish to report that there is at present a balance of $853,83 in 
the Alexander fund. A gift of $45.00' has been made from this fund 
to candidate Edgar Goodwin. The books of this fund have been audited 
by Rev. R. H. Stone and found in order. Date April 14, 1944. 

Candidates Oren Moore Jr., and Robert L. McBath were presented 
to Presbytery for licensure. Candidate Carl G. Howie was presented 
for Ordination. 

HOLMES ROLSTON.. Chrmn. 

Candidates Received — R. L. McBath, a candidate for the 
ministry, was received by letter of transfer from East Hanover 
Presbytery. 

Candidates Examined for Licensure — Candidates Oren 
Moore Jr., Carl G. Howie, and R. L. McBath applied for licen- 
sure. The examination on Experimental Religion was con- 
ducted by the Moderator and sustained as satisfactory part of 
trial. Academic and Seminary diplomas were accepted in lieu 
of the examinations in Academic Studies and the Original 
Languages. The usual examinations in Theology, English 



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Bible, Church Government and the Sacraments were sus- 
tained as satisfactory. The Thesis, Exerg-esis, and Popular 
Lectures were accepted as satisfactory on the recommendation 
of the Committee on Christian Education. The sermons of 
Candidates Moore. Howie, and McBath were set for hearing" 
during- the evening" session. 

Minister Received — ^The Rev. Jonas Barclay presented a 
certificate of membership and transfer from Orang-e Presbytery 
and applied for admission into the membership of this Presby- 
tery. After the usual examinations which were sustained as 
satisfactory, he was enrolled as a member of Mecklenburg- 
Presbytery upon sig^ning the obligations required of its mem- 
bers by the Presbytery. 

Hour for Recess Set — 6:00 P. M. was set as the hour for 
supper. 

Committee on Women's Work — The Permanent Committee 
on Women's Work made a verbal report through its chairman 
the Rev. J. M. Walker. As a part of the report Mrs. W. E. 
Meares, President of Mecklenburg Presbyterial, was listened 
to with interst. The Moderator and the Chairman of the Com- 
mittee were appointed to represent the Presbytery at the 
Presbyterial Meeting in Albemarle on May third and to bear 
its greetings. 

Presbytery's Expense Fund Remitted — The Newell Church 

was relieved of its arrearage on Presbytery's Expense Fund upon 
payment of assessments for the past three years. 

Synod's Moderator Recognized — Ruling Elder W. E. Price, 
Moderator of the Synod of North Carolina, was recognized. 

Advisory Committee — Ruling Elder W. E. Price presented 
the report of the Permanent Committee, Advisory to the Gen- 
eral Secretary. This report was adopted and is as follows : 

The office of the General Secretary of Mecklenburg Presbytery is 
now beginning its fourth year and it is the purpose of this report to in- 
form the Presbytery of its work for the past year. 

During the year we added to our permanent equipment. Doubtless 
it can be said that ours is the best equipped Presbytery's Office in the 
General Assembly. We have two rooms at 116 West Third St. In 
addition to the usual office fixtures we have a power driven grapho- 
type, an electrically operated Addressograph, two large metal cabinets 
containing more than seven thousand addresses, a mimeograph, and a 
metal cabinet stand together with a mimeograph. 



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A Business Office 

We would call your attention to the fact that your office is a business 
office. Four bank accounts handled more than $111,000.00. In the 
set-up we can receive and disburse any benevolent money that the 
churches give. The first of each month remittance in full is made to 
each of the regular thirteen benevolent causes and to any miscellaneous 
causes. 

Each year there is a growing appreciation for the facilities of the 
office on the part of the churches. 

Your office receives and sends out hundreds of checks. There are 
forms to be filled out for the Collector of Internal Revenue and remit- 
tance to be made to the Ministers' Annuity Fund for the Home Mission 
Committee. 

A Printing Office 

There is a growing demand for your office as a printing establish- 
ment. During the year many quires of stencils are used and thousands 
of reproductions of letters and forms are made. That more than $100.00 
was spent in postage is an index of the large volume of work that goes 
from the office. 

The Executive Committees of the Presbytery and the Presbyterial 
Auxliary use the office to serve their needs in this sphere. 

THE MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERIAN is now in its fourth 
year of publication. The copy is prepared for a commercial printer and 
the printing is all done in the office. There had to be a second printing 
of the last issue as the original seven thousand was insufficient to go 
to our constituency. 

A Promotional Office 

There are a number of causes of the church that are promoted through 
the office. There has been a decided advance in the young people's work 
since Miss Mary Jean McFadyen, President of the Young People of the 
Presbytery, has become office secretary. She is in frequent contact 
with members of her council and makes addresses at local Leagues. 

A glance at the book of Benevolences will show that there has been 
a marvelous increase in the frequency with which local treasurers remit 
their funds. The Honor Roll of Treasurers (who remit each month) is 
growing. 

During the year a great deal of Presbyterian publicity goes out to 
the secular and Church papers. Our own Presbytery's paper is now 
reaching practically all of the homes within the Presbytery. It is a 
great promotional quarterly. 

Increasingly helpful to the workers are the Daily Vacation Bible 
School Institutes. Under the direction of Mrs. E. G. Cochrane these are 
being promoted by this office. 

Your Advisory Committee feels that the office has had a share in 

'promoting the number and quality of the Bible Schools that are held 

during the vacation season. We now lead the Assembly in the number 

of schools. This has not always been so. To our efficient secretary 

must be given much credit. 



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The cause of Evangelism is likewise promoted. During the year a 
simultaneous evangelistic campaign was instituted in three of the churches 
of the Roberdell group. The secretary has assisted two pastors in evan- 
g,elistic meetings. 

The whole cause of Sunday School and Church Extension is always 
uppermost. Our Executive Committees are frequently committing some 
work of this nature to the office personnel. 

As an aid to this your office has been successfully promoting the 
Church and Manse Building Fund. Last year it secured nearly $3,000!00 
for new buildings. There is a fine interest in this and as soon as govern- 
mental bans and restrictions are abolished there should be a great en- 
largement of the subscribers and their help to our post-war program of 
expansion. 

A Counselling Office 

A number of Nominating Committees seeking pastors have come to 
your office for information and counsel. The secretary in every case 
has been glad to give whatever assistance he could. 

Some of the younger pastors have come with their problems to the 
office seeking some light and guidance. In some cases helpful advice 
was given. 

Aliss McFadyen almost daily is in conference with some of the young 
people or Adult Advisers. She is of tremendous help to them. 

A Preaching and Speaking Service 

Both the General Secretary and the office secretary are being used 
every Sunday and frequently during the week. Mr. Stone carries a full 
preaching load and is available for addresses at various meetings. Miss 
McFadyen is called upon to lead and address Auxiliar}^ and Young Peo- 
ple's groups. 

Recommendations 

Our recommendation for the year has to do with the operating bud- 
get. We recommend that the budget for the year be $5,605.00 — appor- 
tioned as follows : 

General Secretary's salary $3,000.00 

Car allowance 300.00 

Office Secretary 1,500.00 

Minister's Annuity 225.00 

Office rent 180.00 

Office expense 400.00 



$5,605.00 



We would call your attention to the fact that last year our budget 
was $5,305.00. The total receipts were $6,183.58. The total disbursements 
were $5,884.98. with a balance on hand of $298.60. As will be seen by a 
glance at the Financial Report a portion of this was handled to accom- 
modate other causes and does not represent the cost of the office. The 
apparent excess of $48.00 in office expenses was reimbursed by agencies 
for whom work was done. The office kept within its budget. 



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Your Committee desires to express its appreciation and thanks to 
the Presbytery for its fine spirit of cooperation and support during the 
year passed. Your Committee also wants to express to our General 
Secretary. Rev. R. H. Stone, and Miss Mary Jean McFadyen our sincere 
appreciation for the fine spirit of helpfulness and cooperation which they 
are so ready and willing to give to any and all ministers, churches, Com- 
mittees, Auxiliaries, Young People's groups for the advancement of the 
Kingdom. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 

By W. E. Price, For the Chairman, 
Dr. J.A.Redhead 

Conumission an The Minister and His Work — The Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work presented the following" 
report which was admitted to the record : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work in Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery, respectfully submits the following report : 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has held twO' 
meetings at which the following matters were considered and disposed of: 

Rev. David Woodward was approved as temporary supply for Tenth 
Avenue. 

The name of Rev. Neil E. Truesdale, Pastor of Avondale Church,. 
Atlanta, Ga., was approved for a call to Hopewell Church. 

The name of Rev. Walter M. Walsh of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, was 
approved for a call to the Morven Group of Churches. 

The name of Rev. S. A. Ewart of Blackstock, S, C, was approved for 
a call to the Locust and Oakboro Group of Churches. 

The name of Rev. Mr. A. M. McGinnis of Albemarle was approved 
for temporary supply work. 

The Commission took cognizance of the fact that Bethel and Cor- 
nelius Churches are without a pastor and it was ordered that these 
churches be urged to take steps to secure a pastor. 

The call of Ellerbe, Norman and Mt, Cartnel Churches to Mr. R. L. 
McBath was approved and sent to Presbytery with recommendation that 
it be placed in Mr. McBath's hands. 

The call of Newell Church to Rev. F. Clyde Pratt was approved 
' and sent to Presbytery with recommendation that it be placed in Mr. 
Pratt's hands. 

The call of Lilesville, Camden and Morven Churches to Rev. W. M. 
Walsh, D. D., was approved and sent to Presbytery with recommendation 
that it be placed in Dr. Walsh's hands. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. STONE, For Chairman 



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Commission Appointed — A call from the Newell Church 
for the pastoral services of the Rev, F. C Pratt, having been 
approved by the Commission on the Minister and His Work, 
was placed in his hands and accepted by him. The following- 
Commission was appointed to install Mr. Pratt as pastor of 
the Newell Church : 

Rev. Diana Waters to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions ; 'Rev. Robt. F. Boyd to preach; Ruling Elder Vernon Patterson to 
charge the Pastor; Ruling Elder Robt. Glasgow to charge the congrega- 
tion; Rev. Fred C. Debele and Rev. B. F. Yandell to complete the Com- 
mission. 

Three ministers and one ruling elder were set as a quorum. 

Presbytery's Evangelist — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt made a 
verbal report as Evangelist of Presbytery. 

Synod's Defence Service Council — The Special Committee 
on the work of Synod's Defence Service Council made a report. 
This report, with its recommendations was adopted, and is 
as follows : 

WORK OF THE DEFENSE SERVICE COUNCIL 

With over 10,000,000 men and women in the Armed forces, the church 
must do something for their spiritual welfare. With thousands of 
members of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the Armed Forces, 
the denomination must do all in its power to maintain the tie with them 
and to minister to them in every way possible. 

The Government supports Chaplains, whose duty it is to minister to the 
religious needs of the men in the Armed Forces. Something over 230 
now — more going in — Chaplains from the Southern Presbyterian Church 
are in service. The denomination must provide the right sort of Qiap- 
lains, keep in touch with them and help them in every way possible. 
There are inter-denominational agencies such as the Federal Council of 
Churches, a commission on Army and Navy Chaplains, The Service 
Men's Christian League, that exist to bring the united forces of Protest- 
antism into the ministry to the service men. The Southern Presbyterian 
denomination should cooperate with these agencies and bear their pro- 
portionate share of the expense. 

Suitable literature must be written, published and made available for 
Chaplains and the men and women in the forces. Churches must be 
inspired, guided, and helped in ministering to their own men and women 
in the service. 

This whole effort by the Southern Presbyterian Church must be 
planned, directed, and promoted. 

ALL OF THESE FUNCTIONS ARE PE^RFORMED BY THE DE- 
FENSE SERVICE COUNCIL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHICH 
MAINTAINS AN OFFICE IN RICHMOND WITH A FULL TIME 



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DIRECTOR, The Council itself is composed of Rev. B. "R. Lacy, D. D., 
Piesident of Union Theological Seminary as chairman, and one representa- 
tive from each of the seventeen Synods of the church. 

* * * * * * 

Within the state of North Carolina there are between twenty-five 
and thirty places where military personnel are stationed. .They vary 
in size from Fort Bragg with the capacity for over 100,000 to small Coast 
Guard units of about 100 or less. 

In these camps it is primarily the duty of Chaplains to provide religious 
services to the men and women inside the camps. It is the business of 
the church primarily to do all that is possible to provide a religious 
ministr}^ for them and for their families in the areas near the camps. 
The church also has a large opportunity in helping the Chaplains in 
North Carolina and in sugplemepting the work of the Chaplains in those 
camps where there are no Chaplains or not sufficient number to provide 
the service needed. 

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According to the plan of the organization of this work there is, 
in addition to the General Assembly's Council, a Council in each Synod 
which carries on the work within that Synod. The Defense Council of 
the Synod of North Carolina does the following things : first, provides 
wherever it can for a religious ministry in the areas near the camps 
within the state. In some of these areas, we have strong Presbyterian 
Churches which are able to do this work without financial help from 
the Council and some of them are doing it in a splendid way. In other 
places, the Presbyterian Church is so small or perhaps non-existent, that 
if this ministry is rendered at all, it must be done by the Synod, and in 
other places, strong churches have such a heavy load to carry that they 
must have help from the Synod. The Synod's Council employs workers 
and extends financial aid to churches that need it in their work with 
men and women in the Armed Forces. The Synod's Council is support- 
ing or helping to support six ordained ministers who are engaged in 
this work, and is also supporting or helping to support a considerable 
number of Christian women who are doing a splendid work in different 
places of the Synod. 

The Synod's Council helps to support Service Centers of one kind 
or another at New Bern, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, 
Wrightsville Beach. Greensboro, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Southern Pines, 
Aberdeen, Laurinburg, Monroe, Hamlet, Maxton. Elizabeth City and 
Edenton. 

It has provided and will continue to provide preaching service in a 
number of areas where Chaplains could not serve and has helped the 
Chaplains in many other ways. The Synod's Council has promoted the 
effort of every church in the Synod to minister to its own men in the 
service and has given help to churches in this respect where it is wanted. 

The demand for this type of service is increasing and will continue 
to increase as long as the men in the Armed Forces and thefr^ families 
are in the camps of North Carolina. 

Its value is indicated by this paragraph in a letter from a sailor to 
■one of our pastors who is carrying on his work by the help of the 
Council : 



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"Comes now the time for me to thank you, and through you those 
who make up your flock, for the way I was taken in and made to feel 
that I belonged. You know the way of a sailor, while not always hard, 
is beset on all sides by many alluring temptations. I hope that I would 
have mastered these in any event, but you made it so easy. You have 
cleared the way for me wherever I may go. You, and your people have 
really made my life for me. If I possibly can, I'll pass on a bit of what 
you gave me, and if I help anyone to be more like the man his mother 
wants him to be, will that be repaying you ? I hope so." 

That paragraph is from one of hundreds of letters and testimonials 
which have been voluntarily given by the service men. 

ALL FUNDS ARE TO BE SENT TO THE TREASURER OF THE 
ASSEMBLY'S DEFENSE SERVICE COUNCIL MR. CHARLES M. 
WATKINS, 410 ATLANTIC LIFE BUILDING, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. 
907^- OF THE RECEIPTS OF THIS SYNOD WILL BE RETURNED 
TO THE SYNOD FOR THE WORK OF THE SYNOD'S COUNCIL. 
10% WILL BE RETAINED FOR THE WORK OF THE ASSEMBLY'S 
COUNCIL. 

1. We recommend that Mecklenburg Presbytery's quota for 1944-1945 
for the Defense Service Council be $7,500.00 and that the quotas for the 
churches be the same as last year. 

2. We further recommend that all churches within the Presbytery 
not committed to take an offering for Alexander Home on Mother's 
Day receive their offering on that day — May 14th, and that those churches 
which are so committed take their offerings on the nearest Sunday that 
is practical. 

JAMES A. JONES, Chairman 

Report of Treasurer of Benevolences — Presbytery's Treas- 
urer of Benevolences submitted a report which was adopted 
and is as follows : 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF R. H. STONE, TREASURER OF BENEVO 

LENCES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1944 

Cause 

Foreign Missions 
Assembly's Home Missions 
Home Mission Emergency 
Christian Education and Min. Rel. 
Religious Education ajid Publishing 
Assembly's Training School 
American Bible Society 
Synod's Home Missions 
Presbyterian Orphans' Home 
Educ. Inst, and U. T. S. 
Religious Education in Synod 
Presbytery's Home Missions 
Religious Education in Presbytery 



Receipts 


Disbursements 


12,243.30 


12,243.30 


4,333.09 


4,333.09 


1,638.66 


1,638.66 


2,460.64 


2,460.64 


1,384.85 


1,384.85 


348.67 


348.67 


274.36 


274.36 


2,194.98 


2,194.98 


2,775.85 


2,775.85 


6,016.34 


6,016.34 


1,531.55 


1,531.55 


22,713.79 


22,713.79 


443.43 


443.43 



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Presbytery's Office 

Committee on Evangelism 

War Relief 

Defense Service Council 

American Mission to Lepers, Inc. 

Meek. Pres. C. & M. B. Fund 

Barium Gift Fund 

W. H. Johnston, S. C. 



5,215.53 


5,215.53. 


135.00 


135.00 


134.71 


134.71 


1,119.04 


1,119.04 


10.00 


10.00 


62.70 


62.70 


10.00 


lO.OO 


136.35. 


136.35. 



$65,182.84 



$65,182.84 



There was a charge by the Bank of $1.19 for exchanges, which was ab- 
sorbed by the Presbytery's Office funds. 

Minutes of Synod — The Standing Committee on Minutes 
of Synod presented the following report which was adopted: 

Your Committee on the Minutes of Synod submits the following 
report : 

We urge the brethren to read the reports of the various Committees, 
of Synod, printed in the Appendix, but especially the report of the Com- 
mittee on The Educational Program. The attention of Presbytery is. 
called to the report of Synod's Committee on Records, paragraphs two. 
and three. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. N. MORRISON, Chairman 

Recess for Supper — Recess was taken at 6:00 P. M. to re- 
convene at 7:00 P. M. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:00 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by the Rev. M. B. Prince. 

Conunission Appointed^ — The Home Mission Committee 
was constituted a Commission to dispose of the property of the 
former Star Presbyterian Church. A quorum was set as the 
quorum of the Committee. 

Nominating Conunittee — The following report of the Nomi- 
nating Cominttee was adopted : 
We recommend that 

1. Rev. G. Dana Waters take the place of Rev. W. G. Thomas (class of 
1944) on the Committee of Religious Education. 

2. That Rev. Robert Turner take the place of Rev. W. G. Thomas (class 
of 1946) on the Home Mission Committee. 

3. That Rev. Geo. Houck take the place of the late Rev. A. Julian. 
Warner (class of 1945) on the Examining Committee, Language 
section. 

4. That Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr., take the palace of Rev. W. G. Thomas 
(class of 1945) on Synod's Home Mission Committee and that Rev. 
F. C. Debele, Jr.. be the Convenor of the Committee. 



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5. That Dr. Oren Moore take the place of the late Rev. A. Julian Warner 
on the Committee on Location and Relocation of Churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HOLMES ROLSTON. Chairman 

Bills and Overures — The Standing- Committee on Bills and 
Overtures reported that nothing- had come into their hands. 

Judicial Committee — The Standing Committee on Judicial 
Business reported that nothing had come into their hands. 

Sessional Records — The Standing Committee on Sessional 
Records submitted the following report which was adopted : 

The Sessional Records placed in the hands of the committee have 
been examined and approved with the following exceptions : 

No records were presented by the following Churches : Bethel, Beth- 
lehem, Beulah, Camden, Cameronian, Community, Cornelius, Hawley, 
Memorial, Lilesville. Locust, Morgan Memorial, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Gilead, 
Rehoboth, Stanfield, Stephenson, Turner, and Wadesboro. 

No record of the Session's representative to Presbytery making a 
report of his attendance at that Court, or being elected to attend : Cook's 
Memorial, Amay James, Marshvilie, Indian Trail. Sugaw Creek, Monroe 
1st, Mallard Creek, McGee. 

No record of the report of attendance of representatives at Synod : 
Cook's Memorial, Amay James, Marshvilie, Rourk, Waxhaw. 

Churches not having at least a quarterly meeting were: Benton 
Heights. Unionville, Macedonia, Bethany, Lee Park. 

Minutes of session showing no approval of that body : Marshvilie, 

Some meetings not opened or closed with prayer in the following 
sessions : Amay James, Allan, West Avenue, Pleasant Hill. 

Records too general, not specific : McGee, Pleasant Hill, Ramah. 

Churches not recording the annual statistical report : Six Mile 
Creek, Selwyn Avenue, Benton Heights. Ellerbe, Unionville, Nevin. 

Churches not showing approval of statistical reports : Hamlet First. 
Sessional Records not signed: Benton Heights, Sil'er. 
No record of examination of Deacon's Books : Marshvilie. 
Place or time of meeting not recording: North Charlotte, Nevin and 
Ramah. 

No record of Session calling a Congregational Meeting which was 
held : Nevin, Sugaw Creek. 

No name on outside of record book: Bethany, Monroe 1st, and 
Pleasant Hill. 

No record of approval of minutes : Hopewell, Ramah. 



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Recommendatioiis : 

1. That the Ministers of Presbytery take the time with their sessions 
to review and, if necessary, make explanation of the "Regulations For 
Church Sessions" as found placed in the Sessional Record Book by 
Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery appoint a committee to study the question of 
Presbytery examining sessional records and bring to its next meeting 
some recommendation for more efficiently reviewing the records. 

Special Committee on Procedure — The following Special 
Committee was appointed for the purpose of inquiring- into and 
recommending changes in procedure as to examining Sessional 
Records: J. Walton Stewart Jr., Chairman; W. H. Johnston; 
C. M. Boyd. 

Treasurer Expense Fund — The following report was pre- 
sented by the Treasurer of the Expense Fund and adopted by 
Presbytery : 

PRESBYTERY'S EXPENSE FUND 
April 1, 1943 to February 29, 1944 

RECEIPTS 

Brought forward from last year $468.84 

Received from churches 3001.10 

Total receipts $3469.94 

DISBURSEMENTS : 

Wm. H. Hopper, M. A. F. dues $ 20.68 

W. H. Johnston, Stated Clerk 275.00 

J. W. Stork, Clerk 20.00 

Paul P. Thrower. Clerk 15.00 

B. F. Yandell, Clerk 10.00 

Jno. R. Rosebro, Clerk 5.00 

Sadie Grier Garth. Auditor 12.00 

E. C. Scott, G. A. Assessment 1317.54 

C. M. Gibbs, Synod's Assessment . 389.20 

Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Statistical Tables 10.00 

News Printing House 300.00 

J. Wm. Thomson, M. and W. Commission 6.35 

Dockets — 20.00 

Stationery il6.00 

Tipping Statistical Tables 5.00 

• Postage 53.05 

Westminster Assembly Anniversary 200.00 

J. Walton Stewart, S. C (To transfer Acct.) 795.12 

Total disbursements $3469.94 

It has been my privilege to examine the books of Rev. W. H. John- 
ston, stated clerk of Mecklenburg Presbytery, from April 1, 1943 to 
March 1, 1944. I found them accurately and neatly kept, in perfect bal- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 57 

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ance and in balance with the bank ; with the balance on hand, in the 
amount of $795.12, transferred to the account of Rev. J. Walton Stewart, 
incoming stated clerk of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted,, 

SADIE G11IE"R' GARTH 

The new Treasurer of Presbytery's Expense Fund, Rev. 
J. Walton Stewart Jr., was instructed to carry his report clos- 
ing out the past year over into the present year, since the books 
had been in his supevision for only a month. 

Statistical Report — The statistical Report to the General 
Assembly was adopted and the Stated Clerk instructed to for- 
ward it to the General Assembly when it shall have been com- 
pleted. 

Resolutions — The Standing Committee on Resolutions sub- 
mitted the following report which was adopted by a rising vote : 

The Committee on Resolutions begs to report : 

1. That we deeply appreciate the care and Christian hospitality of 
the Pastor, Rev. C, H. Little, and the people of Sharon Church. 

2. That we are grateful to the ladies of the church for their labor 
of love in preparing and serving such bountiful and delectable meals. 

3. That we manifest our appreciation with a rising vote of thanks. 

4. That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the Pastor of 
Sharon Church to be read to the Congregation at some Sabbath Service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. C. DEBELE, JR. Chairman 

Church and Manse Fund — The report of the Church and 
Manse Building Fund was adopted and is as follows : 

RECEIPTS 

Balance April 15, 1943 $107.98 

Receipts from pledges and designated gifts 

including $500.00 from Men's Club of Charlotte 

Second Presbyterian Church 2835.74 

Total Receipts $2943.72 $2943.72 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Charlotte Salvage Co. 407.35 

Bright-Brooks Lumber Co. 305.50 

W. E. Love, hauling flooring 15.00 

Geo. E. Wilson, P. M., envelopes 18.42 

Insurance on materials 9.54 

Cameronian Church 500.00 

South Park Chapel 549.41 



58 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

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Thomasboro Manse 200.00 

Mt. Carmel Church 500.00 

Pictorial Engraving Co. 8.16 

Total disbursements $2513.38 $2513.38 

Balance in Bank April 15, 1944 $430.34 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. H. STONE, Treasurer 

Trustees of Presbytery — ^The trustees of Presbytery had 
no report. 

Place of Next Meeting — Presbytery accepted the invitation 
of the Philadelphia Church for the Summer Meeting, July 18, 
1944. ' ^ 

Special Committee on Seventy- Fifth Anniversary of the 
Presbytery — The following Special Committee was appointed 
for the purpose of preparing a program for the Fall Meeting 
in observance of the Seventy-fifty Anniversary of the Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery : J. M. Walker, Chairman ; J. C. Grier, Rufus 
A. Grier. 

Licensure and Ordination of Candidates — Candidate Carl G. 
Howie preached from the text, Ezekiel 16:22. Candidate Robt. 
L. McBath preached from the text, Jn. 1 :1-14. Candidate 
Oren Moore Jr. preached from the text, Gal. 6:1-5. The ser- 
mons were accepted as satisfactory parts of trial. The exami- 
nations as a whole were sustained. 

Candidates Robt. L. McBath, and Oren Moore, Jr., having 
answered affirmatively the proposed constitutional questions, 
were licensed to preach the Gospel. 

A call from the Ellerbe, Mt. Carmel, and Norman Churches 
for the pastoral services of Licentiate R. L. McBath, having 
been approved by the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work, was placed in his hands and accepted by him. 

His examination for licensure was accepted for ordination 
and the following Commission was appointed to ordain and in- 
stall Mr. McBath as pastor of the Ellerbe, Mt. Carmel, and 
Norman Churches, the Quorum to be three ministers and one 
ruling elder : 

Ruling Elder W. E. Price to preside, propound the con- 
stitutional questions, and charge the congregation (Rev. H. A. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 59 

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McBath of East Hanover Presbytery is to be invited to preach 
the sermon); Rev. Robt. Turner to charg-e the Pastor; Rev. 
R. H. Stone, Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. J. W. Stork, and Elder 
M. B. Leath to complete the Commission. 

The examination of Candidate Carl G. Howie was ac- 
cepted for ordination. Candidate Howie was ordained as an 
evangelist by prayer and the laying- on of the hands of the Pres- 
bytery. He was commended to the Chaplaincy and granted 
powers to administer the Sacraments, to receive members, and 
to certify them to their churches. A charge was delivered by 
the Moderator. 

Additions to Special Committee: — Rev. R. H. Stone and 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., were added to the Committee on 
observance of the Seventy-fifty Anniversary. 

Minister Cited to Appear — The Stated Clerk was directed 
to cite Rev. B. T. Harrop, at his last known address, to appear 
at the Summer Meeting and show cause why he should not be 
deposed from the Gospel Ministry. 

Moderator Thanked — A vote of thanks was extended to 
the Moderator for his splendid services. 

Minutes Adopted^ — The minutes were read and adopted. 

Adjournment — After a motion for adjournment had been 
made and passed the members of the Court joined in singing a 
Hymn, the Moderator pronouced the Benediction, and the 
Presbytery stood adjourned to meet in the Philadelphia Church 
at 10:00 A. M. on Tuesday, July 18, 1944. 

ROY E. WATTS, Moderator 

J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk 

J. R. ROSEBRO, Assistant Clerk 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES 



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MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



Called Meeting 
Charlotte First Church — June 19, 1944 

165th Stated Session 
Philadelphia Church — July 18, 1944 

Called Meeting 
Barium Springs — September 5, 1944 

166th Stated Session 
Steele Creek Church — October 17, 1944 

Next Stated Session 
Monroe First Church — January 16, 1945 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Evangelism 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Women's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Synod's Minutes 

(e) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

(f) Auditing 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and 
Trustees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committes 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Religious Education 
Popular Meeting on Religious 

Education 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominatiors 
(h) Orphans' Home 

Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 10:00 A. M. 
on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DIRECTORY 



OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. W. T. Smith, Moderator, Summer Meeting 
Rev. W. A. Alexander, Moderator, Fall Meeting 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Stated Clerk (1946) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Permanent Clerk (1946) 
Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro, Assistant Clerk (1946) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1947) 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years: 

1946— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 

T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 
1948— Mr. R. A. Dunn, Charlotte; Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr. 

Presbytery — 

1945— Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. John James, Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 

COMMISSIONS 

The Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker 

1945 — Rev. R. H. Stone; Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. C. G. McClure; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Jn. S. Cansler, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. N. R. McGeachy. 

1945 — Rev. N. R. McGeachy; Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. Wm. A. 
Brown; Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Char- 
lotte. 

1946 — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. Robt. 
Turner; Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte; Mr. W. A. Henderson, 
Monroe. 

1947 — Rev. F. R. McAlister; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. Watts, 
Mr. Rufus A. Grier. Charlotte; Mr. Nat G. Speir, Charlotte. 

Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1945 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. N. Morrison; Dr. E. H. Hand, 
Pineville; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. Robt. Turner; Rev. Holmes Rolston; Mr. J. Wm. Thomp- 
son, Charlotte; Mr. A. B. Mackey, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. J. O. Mann; Rev. G. Dana Waters; Mr. Henry E. 
Matthews, Charlotte; Mr. J. N. Stribling, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory to the General Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr. 
1945 — Rev. N. R. McGeachy; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 
1946 — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. W. E. 
Prince, Charlotte. 

Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro. 

1945 — Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro; Mr. W. D. Loy, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. Jn. D. Elliott, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. G. F. Houck; Mr. R. R. Grier. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson. 
1945 — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr. W. N. Ward, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. Robt. F. Boyd. 

1945 — Rev. Robt. F. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1, Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. W. T. Smith; Mr. J. M. Russell, Newell. 

1947 — Rev. H. E. Carter; Mr. Harvey B. Hunter, Charlotte. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1945 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Lafferty, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. J. L. Griggs; Mr. W. T. Dunlap, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. F. H. Johnston; Mr. J. M. Shinn, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. C. B. Choate, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr. J. W, Thomson, Charlotte; Mr. W. R. Garrison, Char- 
lotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. S. M. Inman. 

1945 — Rev. B. F. Yandell; Mr. T. M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. S. M. Inman; Mr. H. C. Alexander, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. C. G. McClure; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Examinations: 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies — 1945, Rev. M. R. Gibson; 1946, Rev. W. H. 
Frazer; 1947, Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

3. Languag-es — 1945, Rev. G. F. Houck; 1946, Rev. S. M. Inman; 
1947, Rev. R. F. Boyd, 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1945, Rev. P. P. Thrower; 1946, 
Rev. R. F. Boyd; 1947, Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — 1945, Rev. R. E. Watts; 1946, 
Rev. C. G. McClure; 1947, Rev. F. C. Pratt. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic, and Rhetoric — 1945, Rev. J. W. 
Stork; 1946, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 1947, Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro. 

7. Church History— 1945, Rev. C. D. Whiteley; 1946, Rev. N. R. 
McGeachy; 1947, Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

8. Theology — 1945, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. W. A. Alexander; 1946, 
Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. Holmes Rolston; 1947, Rev. H. B. 
Blakely, Rev. W. M. Walsh. 

9. Church Government and the Sacraments — 1945, Rev. R. F. Boyd, 
Rev. W. B. Neill; 1946, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. A. W. Shaw; 1947, 
Rev. S. M. Inman, Rev. J. L. Griggs. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture — 1945, Rev. Holmes Rol- 
ston; 1946, Rev. R. E. Watts; 1947, Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Little. 

1945 — Rev. D. K. Snyder; Mr. A. S, ^athey, Paw Creek. 
1946 — Rev. C. H. Little; Mr. J. N. Stribling, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. J. E. Wayland, Dr. W. Z. Bradford. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1945 — Rev. W. A. Alexander, Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Mr. W. R. 
Garrison, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. J. R. Rosebro; Mr. W. S. Cunning- 
ham, Charlotte. 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. W. Grier. 

1945— Rev. N. R. McGeachy; Mr. J. C. Crowell, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. G. Dana Waters; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte. 
1947— Rev. J. W. Grier; Mr. N. C. White, "Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Sabbathi Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. P. P. Thrower, 

1945 — Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. R. L. Willis, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. P. P. Thrower; Mr. R. Fred Dunn, Charlotte. 

Stewardship: 

Chairman — Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

1945 — Mr. H. C. Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Abernathy, Char- 
lotte. 
1946 — Rev. C. M. Boyd; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. W. Banks McClintock, Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. F. C. Debele. 

1945— Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. Jn. A. Kirk, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. F. C. Debele; Mr. R. B. Collins, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. J. B. Meacham, Jr., Charlotte. 

Women's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1945 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. W. M. Boyles, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. M. R. Gibson; Mr. Frank W. DeArmon, Charlotte. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Defense Service Council: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. J. A. Jones, Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. J. A. Jones; Rev. Robt. Turner; Rev. R. H. Stone; Rev. R. A. 
Young; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte; Mr. E. E. Jones, Charlotte; 
Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Rev. N. R. McGeachy; Rev. M. B. Prince, 
Jr. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. M. E. Sentelle, D. D. 44. 

2. G. P. Stevens 45. 

3. J. W. Grier 46. 

4. R. J. Mcllwaine 47. 

5. C. H. Little 48. 

6. R. S. Burwell, D. D. 49. 

7. J. G. Garth 50. 

8. J. W. Stork, D. D. 51. 

9. R. H. M. Brown 52. 

10. J. M. Walker, D. D. 53. 

11. W. H. Frazer, D. D. 54. 

12. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th. D. 55. 

13. M. E. Peabody 56. 

14. W. B. S. Chandler 57. 

15. A. A. Walker, D. D. 58. 

16. C. C. Beam 59. 

17. S. B. McLean 60. 

18. W. H. Johnston 61. 

19. J. C. McGehee 62. 

20. B. F. Yandell 63. 

21. W. C. Copeland 64. 

22. J. C. Grier 65. 

23. T. R. Alexander 66. 

24. A. T. Taylor 67. 
25 M. B. Prince, Jr. 68. 

26. H. C. Carmichael 69. 

27. W. A. Nicholson 70. 

28. W. B. Neill 71. 

29. A. H. Eraser 72. 

30. M. R. Gibson 73. 

31. C. D. Whiteley, D. D. 74. 

32. R. A. Young, D. D. 75. 

33. Chas. M. Boyd, D. D. 76. 

34. Julian S. Sibley, D. D. 77. 

35. A. H. Key 78. 

36. E. V. Wiley 79. 

37. Alfred L. Roberts 80. 

38. W. L Howell, Jr. 81. 

39. D. K. Snyder 82. 

40. John A. Redhead, Jr., D. D. 83. 

41. W. C. C. Foster 84. 

42. J. C. Neville 85. 

43. Ben T. Harrop 



Thomas H. Mitchell 

C. N. Morrison 

W. T. Smith 

Hunter B. Blakeley, D. D. 

James A. Jones, D. D. 

H. L. Reaves 

J. S. Nisbet, D. D. 

J. L. Russell 

W. R. Buhler 

Jno. R. Rosebro, D. D. 

A. W. Shaw 

F. R. McAlister 
Neill R. McGeachy 
R. H. Stone 

R. E. Watts 

J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

Wm. A. Brown 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph. D. 

W. A. Alexander, D. D. 

E. L. Flanagan 

L. L. Little, D. D. 
Paul P. Thrower 
J. L. Griggs 
Holmes Rolston, D. D. 
Robert F. Boyd 
Robert Turner 

G. Dana Waters 

F. C. Debele, Jr. 

Charles G. McClure 

Samuel M. Inman 

George F. Houck 

J. 0. Mann 

H. E. Carter 

F. Clyde Pratt 

Jonas Barclay 

Carl G. Howie 

W. M. Walsh, D. D. 

R. P. Walker, D. D. 

J. E. Wayland 

F. S. Johnston 

W. C. Keller 

S. A. Ewart 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches 

Albemarle First 



Clerk of Session 

-David M. Morrow 
1029 E. Main St. 
Albemarle, N. C. 



Albemarle Second W. H. Boyce 

Albemarle, N. C. 

Altan J. B. Yarbrough 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Amay James Edgar Goodwin 

504 Boundry 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Amity J. C. Kuck 

Rt. 1, Charlotte, N. C. 

Badin L. A. Fesperman 

Badin, N. C. 

Banks J. S. Harvey 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Benton Heights J. Carl Williams 

Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. 

Bethany Jno. Rodwell 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Bethel W. J. Knox 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Bethlehem 1. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N.C 

Beulah J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Biscoe J. W. Ewing 

Biscoe, N. C. 

Brainerd D. E. Blue 

East Rockingham, N.C 

Caldwell Memorial R. B. Collins 

339 Clement Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Camden J. F. Hooks 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro, N.C. 

Cameronian C. W. McLendon 

Pee Dee Mill, Rt. 1 
Rockingham, N. C. 



Treasurer 

0. G. Whitley 
1044 Pee Dee Ave. 
Albemarle, N. C. 

C. 0. Josey 
Park Ave. 
Albemarle, N. C. 

G. W. Griffin 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Ross Reid 

Rt. 4, Box 155 

Charlotte, N. C. 

James Sample 

Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 

S. E. Beck 
Badin, N. C. 

M. C. Cunningham 
Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

L. C. Newton 
Gen. Delivery 
Monroe, N. C. 

W. L. Rape 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

H. B. Knox 
Davidson, N. C. 

1. D. Crowell 
• Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N.C. 

J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

J. Edgar Man ess 
Biscoe, N. C. 

Mrs. J. U. Thrower 

Box 31 

East Rockingham, N.C. 

D. E. Hipp 
1019 W. 6th St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Miss Ethel Hildreth 
Rt. 3, Wadesboro, N. C. 

J. M. Bethune 

Rt. 3, Rockingham, N. C. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churches 



Clerk of Session 



Camp Greene C. F. McPherson 

301 W. Palmer 
Charlotte, 2, N. C. 



Candor 



,D. C. Ewing, Jr. 
Candor, N. C. 



Central Steele Creek _R. R. Grier 

Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 



Charlotte First 



H. C. Alexander 
Box 1413 
Charlotte, 1, N. C. 



Charlotte Second J. T. Porter 

1207 S. Blvd 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Commonwealth W. W. Kiser 

Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 



Community 



John Cox 
Rockingham, N. C. 



Cooks Memorial R. F. Dunn 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N.C. 

Cornelius W. C. Blakely 

N. Main St. 
Cornelius, N. C. , 

Ellerbe First J. H. McRae 

Ellerbe, N. C. 

Hawley Memorial Dr. J. M. Boyce 

Polkton, N. C. 

Hamlet First S. 0. Bauersfeld 

Hamlet, N. C. 

Hopewell Joe L. Puckett 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Huntersville John R. Barnette 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Lee Park Grady Williams 

Rt. 3, Monroe, N. C. 

Lilesville Ben R. Wall 

Lilesville, N. C. 



Treasurer 

G. T. Woodside 
2201 Greene St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

H. Page McAulay 
Candor, N. C. 

T. M. Blackwelder 
Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

W. N. Ward 

1934 Crescent Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Mrs. Jas. T. Porter 
1207 So. Blvd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

E. F. Cail 

2921 Commonwealth Ave 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Pink Sutton 
Rockingham 

W. 0. Rozzelle 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

Frank Washam 
Catawba Ave. 
Cornelius, N. C. 

W. S. McRae 
Ellerbe, N. C. 

Mrs. Ed Billingsley 
Polkton, N. C. 

C. M. Pepper 
303 Henderson St. 
Hamlet, N. C. 

J. M. Blythe 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

J. B. Monteith 

Rt. 2, Huntersville, N. C. 

Thad Biggers 
Indian Trail, N. C. 

J. H. Baker 
112 S. Hajme 
Monroe, N. C. 

Mrs. E. L. Wall 
Lilesville, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Macedonia Daniel J. McCaskill 

Box 270, Candor, N.C. 

Mallard Creek W. B. Bingham 

Rt. 7, Box 612 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Marshville E. E. Marsh, Sr. 

Elm St. 
Marshville, N. C. 

Marks Creek W. A. Wilkes 

Cognac, N. C. 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Marston, N. C. 

Matthews G. C. Alexander 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C. 

McGee N. C. Long 

314 N. Hoskin Ave. 
Charlote, N. C. 

McLean W. M. Lovin 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson 

Monroe, N. C. 

Morgan Memorial Rafe Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Morven W. E. Steagall 

Morven, N. C. 

Mt. Carmel Lee Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin 

Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 

Myers Park __ A. J. Beall 

Commercial Bank Bldg. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Nevin John Stewart 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 

Newell S. B. Wilson 

Newell, N. C. 



Treasurer 

T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Daniel McCaskill 

Box 270, Candor, N. C. 

Vester McLaughlin 
Rt. 7, Box 644 
Charlotte, 5, N. C. 

Miss Ora Lee 
Marshville, N. C. 

H. C. McRae 

Rt. 1, Hamlet, N. C. 

W. D. McKay 

Marston, N. C. 

J. W. Russell 
Matthews, N. C. 

A. M. Cathey 
320 Hoskin Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

J. D. McLean 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

D. B. Gettys 
Monroe, N. C. 

A. R. Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

R. M. Hardison 
Morven, N. C. 

W. A. Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

R. L. Martin 
Mt. Gilead, N. C. 

W. M. Berryhill 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 

C. B. Ross 

2338 Roswell Ave. 

Charlotte, 4, N. C. 

J. W. Gettys 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilbur Yerton 
Newell, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Norman C. E. Martin C. E. Martin 

Norman, N. C. Norman, N. C. 

North Charlotte B. B. Young S. G. McLellan 

810 E. 36th St. 828 E. 36th St. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Norwood J. H. McSwain Miss Va. Barnhart 

Norwood, N. C. Norwood, N. C. 

Oakboro E. 0. Ross Miss Viola Ross 

Box 196, Oakboro, N.C.Box 196, Oakboro, N.C. 

Pageland E. Clark Dr. A. L. Munn 

Pageland, S. C. Pageland, N. C. 

Paw Creek R. W. Summerville Wm. A. Cathey 

Rt. 6, Charlotte, N.C. Chadwick Station 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Peachland T. V. Howell 

Peachland, N. C. 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery Mrs. W. C. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, N.C. Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, ^J. C. 

Philadelphia J. W. Morris Clifford McLean 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. C. Rt. 1, Charlotte, N. C. 

Pineville W. A. Rogers R. C. Hair 

Pineville, N. C. Pineville, N. C. 

Plaza C. A. Kirkpatrick J. L. Fesperman 

1315 Matheson 3908 Monroe Rd. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers C. C. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal Oliver Howard 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C. Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Ramah J. G. Caldwell C. D. Bradford 

Rt.l, Huntersville, N.C.Rt. 1, Huntersville, N. C. 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker Mrs. A. L. Gordon 

Roberdell, N. C. Roberdell, N. C. 

Robinson Perry C. Hood Howard Brawley 

Rt. 1, Harrisburg, N.C. Rt. 8, Charlotte, N. C. 

Rockingham First T. D. Cameron M. C. McLeod 

Rockingham, N. C. Rockingham, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Rourk J. C. Watson A. M. Blakley 

Rt.3, Rockingham, N.C. Rt. 3, Rockingham, N.C. 

St. Andrews J. W. Cruig A. A. Clark 

2121 Rozell's Fer. Rd. Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside T. Mack Hill 

1801 Plaza 1715 Plaza 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Salem George Watts Mrs. L. T. Gill 

Rt. 1, Pageland, S. C. Box 197, Pageland, S. C. 

Selwyn Avenue B. S. Gray Dr. W. P. Weeks 

3012 Selwyn Ave. 2717 Picardy PL 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Sharon H. B. Hunter E. F. Smith 

Marsh Rd. Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Siler Avery Plyler Carr Price 

Waxhaw, N. C. Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 

Six Mile Creek J. R. Perry J. R. Perry 

15 Academy St. 15 Academy St. 

Ft. Mill, S. C. Ft. Mill, S. C. 

Steele Creek Rufus A. Grier Otto C. Brown 

Rt. 3, Charlotte, 3, N.C.Rt. 3, Charlotte 3, N. C. 

Stephenson Frank Kimbrell 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Sugaw Creek J. P. Robinson Z. V. Kiser 

1324 Biltmore Dr. Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Tabernacle Oscar Efird C. C. Moore 

Marshville, N. C. Rt. 2, Marshville, N. C. 

Tenth Avenue A. B. Mackey A. R. Pegram 

616 Mt. Vernon Ave. 2049 Greenway 

Charlotte, 3, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Thomasboro H. P. Cathey M. R. Moore 

322 Hovis Cr. Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Troy C. N. Eckerson C. W. Safrit 

Troy, N. C. Troy, N. C. 

Turner J. C. Richardson D. E. Glenn 

Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Unionville J. Fred Medlin 

Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. 

Wadesboro C. A. Bland 

West Ave. 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

Walkersville S. H. McCain 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet 

Waxhaw, N. C. 

West Avenue R. L. Smith 

2339 Morton St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Westminster H. G. Robinson 

1418 Kenilworth 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Williams Memorial J. I. Hutchison 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilmore H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce 
Charlotte, N. C. 



Treasurer 

Dan S. Davis 
Unionville, N. C. . 

Mrs. Chase Baughn 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

H. L. Strawn 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

T. R. Nisbet 
Waxhaw, N. C. 

Richard Wilkinson 
513 Grandin Rd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

H. Harold Thompson 
2135 Avondale Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

E. L. McCornell 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

H. K. Youngblood 
508 Spruce 
Charlotte, N. C. 



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Called Meeting oF Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Charlotte, N. C. 
June 19, 1944 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in special session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 3:00 P.M. 
The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. E. 
Watts. The opening prayer was offered by Rev. J. C. Grier. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled: 
Ministers: F. C. Pratt, W. H. Johnston, R. H. Stone, J. W. 
Grier, R. E. Watts, Paul P. Thrower, J. C. Grier, Joseph L. 
Griggs, W. A. Alexander, M. B. Prince, Jr., F. R. McAlister, 
Holmes Rolston. — 12. 

Ruling Elders: R. E. Suther, V. L. Wall.— 2. 

The call for this meeting was read and found in order, and 
is as follows: 

Charlotte, N. C. 
June 7, 1944 

Constitutional Requirements having been complied with Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the First Presbyterian 
Church in Charlotte at 3:00 P. M., Monday, June 19, 1944 to transact 
the following: 

1) To receive Rev. W. M. Walsh, D. D., from Abingdon Presby- 
tery, that he may accept a call to the Morven, Camden, and Lilesville 
Churches. 

2) To dismiss Licentiate Oren Moore, Jr., to Concord Presbytery 
that he may accept a call to the McKinnon Church of that Presbytery. 

3) To grant a Letter of Transfer to Candidate H. F. Barnett to the 
Presbytery of S. W. Georgia. 

4) To take any action growing out of the above that seems neces- 
sary. 

Roy E. Watts, Moderator 

Rev. W. M. Walsh presented a certificate of Presbyterial 
dismission from Abingdon Presbytery. After the usual exami- 
nations on Experimental Religion and his views touching The- 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 15 

ology, the Sacraments, and Church Government were sustained 
as satisfactory, he was enrolled as a member of Presbytery 
upon signing the covenant required by Presbytery of all its 
ministers. 

Calls from the churches of Camden, Lilesville, and Morven, 
having been approved to Presbytery by the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work, were placed in the hands of 
Mr. Walsh. He signified that his purpose was to accept the 
calls and the following Commission was appointed to install 
his as pastor in said churches: 

Rev. R. H. Stone, Chairman, Rev. J. G. Garth, Rev. J. C. Grier, and 
Ruling Elder W. E. Price as principals. Rev. W. I. Howell and Ruling 
Elder V. L. Wall of Morven as alternates. Any three members of the 
Commission shall form a quorum. The parts for the service are to be 
assigned by the Commission. The Installation Service will be held on 
July 23. 

Licentiate Oren Moore, Jr., asked for a certificate of dis- 
missal to Concord Presbytery that he might accept a call to 
the McKinnon Presbyterian Church of Concord, N. C. The 
request was granted. 

Upon his own request Candidate H. F. Barnette was given 
a certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of Southwest 
Georgia. 

• 

The minutes of this meeting were read and approved. The 
closing praj^er was offered by Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

R. E. WATTS, Moderator. 
W. H. JOHNSTON, Acting Clerk. 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The One-Hundred Sixty-Fifth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

R.F.D. 3, Matthews, N. C. 
July 18, 1944. 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-fifth Stated Session in the Philadelphia Presbyterian 
Church, R.F.D. 3, Matthews, N. C. on the above date, at 
10:00 A. M. 

The Moderator, Rev. Roy E. Watts, presided. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. R. A. Young. 

The Moderator preached the opening sermon from Luke 
7:1-10. 

History of Philadelphia Church — The history of the Phil- 
adelphia Church was read by Mrs. J. M. Black, a member 
of the Church. It was adopted and is as follows: 

"HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH." 

MINT HILL, N. C. 

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church of Mecklenburg County, N. C. was 
organized in the year 1770. The first building was erected in 1770 
two miles east of the present building and was called "Clear Creek" 
Presbyterian Church. This was the eighth of the historic Churches 
of Mecklenburg County. Three of the original five elders of this 
Church were signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration. 

The first church building was destroyed by fire in 1780. The con- 
gregation immediately erected a new church building, two miles west 
of the present building. At this time the name of the church was 
changed to Philadelphia. In this year, 1780, Rev. David Barr became 
the first settled pastor of the Church. 

In the year 1801 Dr. John W. Wilson became pastor. During his 
ministry, the present church auditorium in which Presbytery is now 
assembled, was erected in the year 1825. Dr. Wilson's pastorate of 
thirty-one years was the longest of any minister who has served the 
Church. 

Between his death in 1831 and the year 1863, thirteen ministers 
served the church as pastor, or as Stated Supply. In 1863, Rev. Wil- 
liam McDonald became pastor of the Church and served for twenty- 
five years, which is the second longest pastorate. Rev. Mr. McDonald 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 



was followed by Rev. P. R. Law, Rev. George Belk, and Rev. W. B. 
Arrowwood. 

The first Manse to be owned by the congregation was erected in 
1891 and was occupied by Rev. J. J. Harrell, the Pastor. He was fol- 
lowed by Rev. J. A. McMurray, Rev. K. A. Campbell, and Rev. George 
W. Cheek. 

The women's work of the Church was organized into Circles in 1914 
by the pastor. Rev. Mr. Cheek. Also, during Mr. Cheek's pastorate the 
present church building was remodeled and additions, including the Sun- 
day School annex and front entrance, were made. The memorial win- 
dows of our Church were installed at this time. The John Bain window 
was placed in the Church by the school in loving memory of Mr. Bain 
who founded the Bain High School in 1889. Mr. Bain willed to the 
Church a gold-headed cane which is carried by the oldest male member 
of the congregation. 

Rev. Mr. Cheek was followed by Rev. B. D. McLaughlin in 1918; and 
by Rev. L. W. Brown in 1921. During Mr. Brown's pastorate, stone 
fences were built around the church cemeteries. 

Rev. S. J. Hood became pastor of this Church in 1929. During his 
pastorate, in 1935, the present Church Manse was erected. 

Our present pastor. Rev. F. R. McAlister was called to the service of 
this congregation in 1941. 

Our Sunday School experienced such an encouraging growth that our 
facilities became wholly inadequate, especially in the Children's Division. 
Realizing that something had to be done, our Sunday School officers and 
teachers in a Worker's Conference in September, 1941, recommended 
to the congregation, the erection of an Educational Addition to our 
Church. The congregation endorsed the plan, and appointed a building 
committee which performed its work most efficiently. Ground was 
broken in November, 1941, and this Educational Addition was completed 
in 1942. It was dedicated in impressive services on June 4, 1944, with 
Dr. W. L. Lingle as the speaker for the occasion. We cannot give too 
much credit to one of our Elders, Mr. R. J. McEwen, for the successful 
erection of this Addition. Mr. John M. McEwen, the Treasurer of the 
Building committee also deserves special mention. 

Philadelphia Church has given ten of her sons to the Gospel Min- 
istry: Rev. J. M. Forbis, and Rev. Will Man (both deceased). Rev. 
Robert Tarleton, Rev. John McMurray, Rev. Evans Brown, Rev. Dewitt 
Mullis and the four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Reece Long, Rev. Byron 
Long, Rev. Roswell Long, Rev. Flynn Long, and Rev. Chal Long. This 
grand old Church has stood through five wars from the Revolutionary 
war to the present World War. In the present war we have forty-nine 
sons and daughters in the service. 

The name PHILADELPHIA truly describes the spirit of 'brotherly 
love' which characterized the founders of this Church. This spirit has 
existed in the hearts of its membership down to, and including the 
present generation. 

It is our earnest prayer that this spirit may continue in our hearts 
and may soon prevail in the hearts of all mankind. 



18 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled: 

Ministers: J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. 
Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, C. C. Beam, W. H. Johnston, 
B. F. Yandell, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, C. D. White- 
ley, R. A. Young, Chas. M. Boyd, Julian S. Sibley, A. H. Key, E. V. 
Wiley, Leonard T. Gill, John A. Redhead, Jr., W. C. Smith, C. N. Morri- 
son, W. T. Smith, James A. Jones, W. R. Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. 
Shaw, F. R. McAlister, Neill A. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, R. E. Watts, 
J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Wm. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, Paul P. 
Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Robert Turner, G. Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, 
Jr., Charles G. McClure, Samuel M. Inman, H. E. Carter, F. Clyde 
Pratt, Jonas Barclay, W. M. Walsh. — 46. 

Ruling Elders: Jas. P. Gifford, Albermarle First; W. Henry Thomp- 
son, Albemarle Second; John Kuck, Amity; W. J. Maynard, Badin; Ray 
Clontz, Bethlehem; R. W. Robinson, Caldwell Memorial; W. M. Farmer, 
Camp Greene; Wm. T. Harding, Jr., Charlotte First; E. P. Nisbet, Char- 
lotte Second; Baxter L. Lawing, Commonwealth; E. V. Kerns, Hope- 
well; E. F. Kumm, Huntersville ; E .J. Stinson, Indian Trail; O. 0. Mon- 
teith, Mallard Creek; C. P. Hipp, McGee; L. F. Hart, Monroe First; 
T. R. Upchurch, Mt. Gilead; G. L. Neal, Mulberry; Hunter Marshall, 
Myers Park; J. W. Gettys, Nevin; S. M. Alexander, Newell; R. W. Sum- 
merville. Paw Creek; W. M. Junker, Philadelphia; Roy G. Stavens, Pine- 
ville; C. T. Stewart, Plaza; Sam A. Winget, Pleasant Hill; L. M. Rea, 
Providence; C. G. Black, Ramah; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; J. G. Emery, 
Selwyn Avenue; T. F. Black, Sharon; I. W. Keels, Siler; Baxter B. 
Wilson, Steele Creek; Fred L. Gibbon, Sugaw Creek; E. L. Wingate, 
Thomasboro; T. R. Nisbet, Waxhaw; L. B. Beaver, Westminster; J. T. 
Hutchinson, Williams Memorial; H. F. Porter, Wilmore. — 39. 

Visiting Brethren — The following were introduced to Presbytery 
and were invited to sit as visiting brethren. Rev. J. E. Wayland, Kana- 
wha Presbytery; Chaplain Dwin M. Mounger, Central Mississippi Pres- 
bytery; Rev. R. P. Walker, Enoree Presbytery; Rev. Coyt Hunter, 
Kings Mountain Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk announced that a quorum was present. 

The Rev. J. G. Garth led the Presbytery in the opening 
prayer. 

Election of Moderator — The Rev. W. T. Smith, nominee, 
was elected Moderator. 

Committee on Arrangements — The Committee on Arrange- 
ments submitted the following report which was adopted: 

We suggest that the printed docket be followed with the 
following modifications: that the Presbytery take recess for 
lunch at 12:30 P. M., reconvene at 1:45 P. M., that the pop- 
ular meeting on Religious Education be set as a special order 
following the election of the nominee for Moderator, and ad- 
journ at will. 

Respectfully submitted, 
. F. R. McALISTER, Chairman. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 19 

Presbytery of Mecklenburg 

One Hundred Sixty-fifth Stated Session 

Philadelphia Church 

Tuesday, July 18, 1944—10:00 A. M. 

1 — Opening: Sermon — Rev. Roy E. Watts, Retiring Moderator 
2— History of the Philadelphia Church — Rev. F. R. McAlister 
3 — Enrollment, Members of Presbytery and Visiting Brethren 
4 — Election of Moderator — Rev. W. T. Smith, Nominee 
5 — Committee on Arrangements — Rev. F. R. McAlister 

6 — Appointment of Standing Committees 

1) Records of Presbytery 

2) Bills and Overtures 

3) Judicial Business 

4) Resolutions 

7 — Communications 

8 — Reception of Ministers and Candidates 

9 — Calls for Pastors and Supplies ■ 

10 — Reports of Commissioners to the Assembly 

11 — Reports of Permanent and Executive Committees 

1) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. Holmes 
Rolston 

2) Religious Education — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

3) Sabbath Observance — Rev. A. W. Shaw 

12 — Reports of Special Committees 

1) Revision of the Manual — Rev. J. G. Garth 

2) Defence Service Council — Rev. J. A. Jones 

3) Location and Relocation of Churches — Rev. J. A. Jones 

4) Approving Sessional Records — Rev. J. W. Stewart 

5) 75th Anniversary of the Presbytery — Rev. J. M. Walker 

13 — Reports of Commissions 

1) Minister and His Work 

2 ) Installations 

14 — Reports of Standing Committees 

1) Records of Presbytery 

2) Bills and Overtures 

3) Judicial Business 

4) Resolutions 

15 — Popular Meeting on Religious Education — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 
16 — Unfinished Business 
17 — New Business 



20 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

18 — Place of Next Meeting 

19 — Nomination of Moderator 

20 — Reading and Adoption of Minutes 

21 — Adjournment 

The revision of the Manual was set as a Special Order to 
follow considerations of Calls for Pastors. 

Standing Committees — The Standing Committees were 
appointed by the Moderator as follows: 

1. Records of Presbytery: Rev. J. G. Garth, Chairman; 
Rev. S. M. Inman ; Ruling Elder, J. W. Riser. 

2. Bills and Overtures: Rev. R. E. Watts, Chairman; Rev. 
R. A. Young; Ruling Elder, R. A. Grier. 

3. Judicial Business: Rev. W. A. Alexander, Chairman; 
W. H. Johnston; Rev. J. W. Grier. 

4. Resolutions: Rev. B. F. Yandell, Chairman; Rev. H. E. 
Carter; Ruling Elder, L. W. Rea. 

Communications — The following Communications were 
read and disposed of as follows: 

1. A request for excuse from this Session of Presbytery 
from Rev. Holmes Rolston was read and excuse granted. 

2. A request from Candidate David Coblentz for a Letter 
of Transfer was referred to the Committee of Christian Edu- 
cation and Ministerial Relief. 

Excused — Rev. W. B. Neill was excused from attendance 
at the Afternoon Session. 

Reception of Ministers — The Rev. R. P. Walker, D.D., pre- 
sented a Certificate of Membership and Transfer from Enoree 
Presbytery. Rev. J. E. Wayland presented a Certificate of 
Membership and Transfer from Kanawha Presbytery. These 
applied for admission into Mecklenburg Presbytery. After 
the usual examinations, which were sustained as satisfac- 
tory, these were enrolled as members of Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery upon signing the obligations required. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 21 

Letters of Commendation of Rev. J. E. Wayland were re- 
ceived as information. 

A call from the Hopewell Church for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. J. E. Wayland, having been approved by the 
Commission on The Minister and His Work, was placed in 
his hands and accepted by him. The following Commission 
was appointed to install Mr. Wayland as Pastor of the Newell 
Church : 

Dr. W. A. Alexander, to preach the sermon; Rev. J. W. Grier, to 
charge the Pastor; Elder Tom Glasgow, to charge the congregation; Rev. 
W. H. Johnston and Elder A. R. Shaw, to complete the Commission. 
The date set was July 30 at 3:30 P.M. A quorum was set at two 
members. 

Revision of the Manual — The special Committee on Revi- 
sion of the Manual submitted its report which was read and 
docketed for final action at the Fall Meeting. 

New Elders — Ruling Elders in attendance upon Presby- 
tery for the first time were introduced. 

Call for Minister — The calls of the continued service of 
Rev. W. H. Frazer in the Pineville, Banks, and Six Mile Creek 
Churches for the period of one year were approved, placed 
in his hand, and accepted by him, Dr. Frazer having reached 
the age at which this procedure is required. 

Recess — Recess was taken until 1:45 P.M. after Presbytery 
was led in prayer by Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Presbytery reconvened at 1:45 P. M. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

Nomination of Moderator — As the first order following 
lunch. Presbytery proceeded to the nomination of the Modera- 
tor for the next Stated Meeting. The Rev. W. A. Alexander 
was nominated. 

Committee on Religious Education — Rev. M. B. Prince, 
Jr., Chairman, presented the report of the Executive Com- 
mittee on Religious Education as the second order of the 
afternoon. Pending the adoption of this report, a Popular 
Meeting on Religious Education and Publication was held 
in which Rev. M. B. Prince discussed the third year of the 
Advance. The report was adopted with its recommendations 
and is as follows: 



22 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



I. REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES OF ASSEMBLY'S COMMITTEE 

1. The second year of the United Religious Education advance cen- 
tering about the ''Christian Home" has formed the backdrop for the 
whole year's educational program. Reports are incomplete but indi- 
cations are that a real effort has been put forth to get more parents 
to co-operate with the Church in the Christian education of their 
children, and in recognizing their primary responsibility for the estab- 
lishment of truly Christian family life. Over 22,000 homes used the 
special daily worship material prepared for Christian Family Week, 
May 2-9, 1943 and the demand was even larger for May 7-14 this 
spring. 

2. A decrease in literature circulation was expected this past year 
but instead there has been a slight increase, notably in graded lesson 
materials. This is encouraging, though possible further paper cuts 
may create a problem at this point before the year is out. 

3. The Children's Division is now engaged in a complete re-exami- 
nation and analysis of its whole program for children, including or- 
ganizaton, lesson materials, and field promotion, with a view to making 
some necessary changes and eliminating present misunderstandings 
and difficulties. This cannot be done all in one year, but work has 
started, and constructive suggestions from churches in this Presbytery 
will be appreciated. 

4. The Program for young people has been going through careful 
scrutiny for over a year and the task is far from finished. Already 
some changes have been brought about in the literature of the Young 
Peoples Division. Constructive reactions and criticisms are now coming 
from the field regarding those changes, which should result in further 
improvements. 

5. Development of a practical and workable Men's program for our 
Assembly is still a major task before the Executive Committee. Last 
Summer a conference of experienced men and women was called to 
study the religious needs of adults in our church. Some progress was 
made and this has been followed by another this summer out of which 
it is hoped a unified Adult Program may be wrought for the period 
just ahead. 

6. The new Department of Sunday School Administration was set 
up by the Executive Committee last September to help pastors, super- 
intendents, and other local church leaders in their educational respon- 
sibilities. Direction of the United Advance has also been placed in 
this department. This will be followed by larger efforts to help Super- 
intendents to cope more successfully with problems which hitherto 
have received too little help from the Executive Committee. 

II. WORK OF OUR SYNOD'S COMMITTEE. 

1. Synod's Staff is available for leadership training classes where 
such classes can be arranged. A list of qualified instructors in our 
Synod can be secured from Dr. Mann. In addition classes on first series 



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courses can be taught by Pastors or other leaders at the morning 
Sunday School hour or at other times. 

2. Our Synod's Committee expects this fall to have secured a work- 
er to give full time to helping the teachers of children, especially in 
the smaller churches. It is urged that Pastors and churches secure 
the service of this teacher through the Director, Rev. J. 0. Mann, D.D., 
Meyers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

3. We have suffered a severe loss this year in our Young People's 
Division through the resignation of Miss Mary Louise Woodson, who 
has been our most efficient and devoted Director for the past seven 
years. For this reason and because we have just adopted a new type 
of program materials and because of the war situation, we urge upon 
every Session that they give particular thought and attention to the 
young peoples work. 

4. Our Synod's committee has secured the full time services of a 
young woman to help in the field of Sunday School Extension. She 
is Miss Sarah Little of our own Presbytery and her services can be 
secured through Dr. Mann. Churches should seek out opportunities 
for opening up new work in neglected areas and consult with Presby- 
tery's Committee of Religious Education with a view to opening up 
Mission Chapels and Sunday Schools in these areas. 

5. Despite the disruptions in our educational centers our Synod is 
continuing its work among students in this time of their tension and 
bewilderment. Pastors should make certain that as these young people 
go to these institutions for a brief stay that their presence is known 
to the pastors of local churches near these Centers. 

6. Today there is an overwhelming movement for the teaching of 
the Bible in our public schools. Tihe great need now is for teachers 
of the right kind. How can they be found unless our ministers will 
concern themselves to get our choice teachers to our Assembly's Train- 
ing School where they can prepare themselves for the task? This 
matter is of urgent importance. 

III. WORK IN OUR OWN PRESBYTERY. 

Your Committee is allotted one per cent of the Benevolent Funds 
of the Presbytery. With the funds received from this allotment a 
varied program of work' is carried on. If all churches gave the full 
quota to this work an even greater service could be rendered. 

1. PROMOTIONAL 

Your Committee bears half of the expense of placing the Meck- 
lenburg Presbyterian in the homes of the Presbytery. If there are 
homes not receiving this publication the names and addresses of such 
should be sent to Presbytery's office at once. 



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2. LEADERSHIP TRAINING 

Each year there is held in the Charlotte area a Standard Lead- 
ership Training School offering a variety of courses. Your committee 
bears the expense of this school and offers to do the same for any 
community in the Presbytery that will organize and conduct such 
schools. Rev. C. N. Morrison, Chairman of this sub-committee will be 
glad to consult with any Church or group of Churches desiring to 
organize training schools or training classes. 

3. SUNDAY SCHOOL EXTENSION 

Miss Catherine Hunt is devoting her full time to the work of 
Sunday School extension. At present she is doing a very splendid 
work in Piedmont Courts, the Federal Housing Project in Charlotte. 
Half of her salary is paid by the Committee of Religious Education 
and half by the Committee of Home Missions. 

4. CHILDREN'S DIVISION 

We have endeavored to secure trained workers for Daily Vaca- 
tion Bible Schools and make them available to Churches needing them. 
It is feared that the epidemic of Infantile Paralysis will result in a 
greatly decreased number of schools conducted in the Presbytery this 
Summer. However, many Churches completed their schools before the 
outbreak of the epidemic. 

Mrs. E. G. Cochrane, Chairman of the Children's Division, with 
the help of the General Secretary of the Presbytery put on an insti- 
tute for teachers in D.V.B.S. early in the spring. The institute con- 
sisted of three evening sessions and one afternoon session. Four out- 
standing teachers were secured whose expenses were paid by the Com- 
mittee. 

5. YOUNG PEOPLES DIVISION 

Miss Louise Crane, Adult Advisor for the young people of the 
Presbytery, conducted classes in program building for leaders in local 
churches in young peoples work early in this year. These classes were 
largely attended and proved very helpful at a time when our young 
people were trying to get adjusted to the new publication, "Presby- 
terian Youth". 

A Pioneer Camp under the direction of Rev. Robert Turner and 
a Senior Young Peoples Conference under the direction of Rev. G. 
Dana Waters were two of the man features of the work in this di- 
vision. These conferences were held at the State Park near Cheraw, 
S. C, and were very successful in every sense of the word. A retreat 
for Presbytery's Council of Young People was held at the same place 
under the leadership of Mr. Waters. 

Mr. Waters and Mr. Turner are going to the Leadership Training 
School at Montreat at the expense of the Committee. 



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6. BIBLE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Plans for the teaching of the Bible in the Public schools are 
being studied by the Committee. The co-operation of local pastors 
and congregations will be necessary if this very important work is to 
be successful. 

IV. RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That every congregation observe Religious education week, Sep- 
tember 25 - October 1, 1944, using this time to launch the Third 
Year of the United Religious Education Advance, making every effort 
to lift the teaching effort of the Church to a higher spiritual level, and 
one more productive of genuine evangelistic results. 

2. That every Sunday school observe Rally Day, Sunday, October 1, 
or some other convenient date to feature the extension service of the 
Executive Committee of Religious Education, accompanied by a gen- 
erous offering for the Committee's benevolence work. 

3. That every congregation search out some spiritually underprivi- 
leged neighborhood with a view to organizing a Vacation Bible School 
or an extension Sunday School, looking to Presbytery's Committee 
and to the regional Director for guidance. ^ 

4. That every congregation carry on as fully as possible, during 
these times, the Church's program of work; conducting Vacation 
Bible Schools and leadership training classes, and promoting the teach- 
ing of the Bible in Public Schools. 

5. That Churches give to Presbytery's Committee of Religious Edu- 
cation its full quota of one per cent of benevolent funds so as to 
make possible a fuller service by the Committee. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

M. B. PRINCE, JR., Chairman 

Location and Relocation of Churches — ^The Committee on 
Location and Relocation of Churches informed Presbytery- 
through its Chairman, Rev. J. A. Jones, that it had consid- 
ered its responsibility as dealing with established Churches 
which were considering relocation as well as the location of 
new Churches and inquired whether or not Presbytery 
wishes the Committee to continue on this basis. Presbytery 
commended the Committee for its diligence and instructed it 
to continue on the same basis. 

Defense Service Council — Rev. J. A. Jones made a verbal 
report on the work of the Defense Service Council. This re- 
port was received as information. 

Judicial Committee — The Standing Committee on Judicial 
Business presented the following report which was adopted 
with its recommendation. 



26 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

This Committee with the addition of Rev. W. H. Frazer 
and Elder R. S. Hutchinson was appointed as a special com- 
mittee to further the prosecution of Rev. B. T. Harrop. This 
action was ordered to be withheld from the Press. 

Your Judicial Committee makes the following report: 

At the October meeting of Presbytery, 1943, certain communica- 
tions were addressed to the Presbytery, bearing disquieting reports 
relative to the Christian character of Rev. Ben T. Harrop, a member 
of this Presbytery. In keeping with No. 183 of our Rules of Discipline, 
which provides that Presbytery shall "demand from such persons 
satisfactory explanations concerning reports affecting their Christian 
character," Presbytery at that time requested that the Stated Clerk 
communicate with Mr. Harrop, ^'seeking information as to his activi- 
ties preceding and leading up to his discharge as a chaplain in the 
army and demanding satisfactory explanation concerning these re- 
ports." 

The Clerk followed this order of the Presbytery, using the best 
address obtainable, but his communication was returned with the in- 
formation: ''Moved; Left no address." This was reported to a called 
meeting of Presbytery, November 15, 1944, at which time the Stated 
Clerk, with the Chairman of the Judicial Committee, were instructed 
to continue efforts to contact Mr. Harrop. 

Since that time further efforts have been made to locate Mr. Har- 
rop, and to no avail. Consequently all our investigations have been 
without any communication from Mr. Harrop personally. However, 
they have been of a nature to raise a strong presumption of Mr. Har- 
rop's guilt of conduct unbecoming a minister, which, according to 
No. 183, Rules of Discipline, calls for institution of process against 
said party. 

Added to this is the further fact that Mr. Harrop, a member of 
this Presbytery, has failed to keep in touch with his Presbytery, and 
either to report his activities outside our bounds or to request per- 
mission to engage in such activities. In No. 226, Rules of Discipline, a 
minister's habitual failure to engage in the discharge of his official 
functions, calls for an inquiry into the cause therefor and, if neces- 
sary, the institution of judicial proceedings. 

In the light of the above facts your Judicial Committee recommends 
that Presbytery do institute Judicial proceedings against Rev. Ben T. 
Harrop, being guided by the provisions in Chapter VI, Rules of Dis- 
cipline. 

W. A. ALEXANDER, Chairman 

Report of Commissioners: The following Commissioners to the last 
Meeting of the General Assembly reported their attendance: Rev. F. 
R. McAlister, Rev. J. W. Stork, Rev. L. T. Gill, Rev. J. M. Walker, 
Rev. J. W. Stewart, Ruling Elder R. S. Hutchison. These Commis- 
sioners were commended for their diligence. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 27 

Sabbath Observance : The Permanent Committee on Sabbath 
Observance presented its report which was adopted with rec- 
ommendation. The Committee was commended for its report 
which is as follows: 

Your Committee on Sabbath Observance would submit the following 
report : 

The Wise-man of the Book of Proverbs wrote, under the inspiration 
of the Holy Spirit, "Remove not an ancient land-mark", and these 
words seem to be an appropriate setting for our report as Almighty 
God in the beginning of human history set up marks to establish a 
boundary and to draw a distinct line of demarcation between the 
Realm of Righteousness and the domains of the devil, one of them 
being the Holy Sabbath. He also recorded this injunction as a per- 
petual statute, being incorporated in the Ten Commandments, when 
He wrote upon the tables of stone on Mt. Sinai: Remember the Sab- 
bath day to keep it holy." 

However, as the centuries have continued their course, men have 
ever attempted to remove this ancient landmark in order to enlarge 
the region of the ruler of darkness and to limit the laws of the Lord 
that they might have more personal privileges. As a result, people of 
today are desecrating the Sabbath with defiant disregard to the man- 
date of the Master, claiming that changing complexities of modern 
living have made it expedient to shorten the sacred statutes. The 
Lord's day has become a day of business, of pleasure, of recreation, 
of social functions and any thing that man desires to do that will 
gratify his sinful nature until we are forced to say with the prophet 
Daniel: ''What shall be the end of these things?" Unfortunately these 
desecrations are not limited to the unsaved but are practiced by an 
increasing number of professed followers of Jesus who worship God 
at the morning hour but claim the old landmark has been removed 
for the rest of the day, so that we are constrained to offer this version 
of the poem with proper apology: "111 fares the day, To hastening ills 
a prey, When Sabbath desecrations increase. And Bible religion be- 
gins to decay." 

We deplore the fact that ministers and members can be so deluded 
by the devil that they actually believe that they can change the divine 
decrees of the Son of God, who is Lord of the Sabbath, yesterday, 
today and forever. We also deplore that modern manner of living is 
causing the Christian Sabbath to cease to be a day of holy rest and 
is depriving it of the original design of developing spirituality and is 
preventing the preparation of souls for their heavenly habitation when 
time shall terminate their earthly travels. 

We therefore recommend: 

1st. That Presbytery re-affirm its belief that the Fourth Command- 
ment is the expressed will of God, that not one letter of its law has 
been nullified and that men cannot abrogate its teaching. 



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2nd. That ministers call the attention of their congregations to the 
alarming increase of Sabbath desecrations and to the divine decrees 
regarding the violations of this sacred commandment. 

3rd. That Sunday, September 24th, be designated as Sabbath Observ- 
ance Sunday. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. W. SHAW, Chairman, 
R. N. HUNEYCUTT. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — The Perma- 
nent Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief submitted the following report which was adopted: 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief makes 
the following report to Presbytery: 

We now have as candidates: 

David H. Coblentz, 631 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Jack Delmar Fesperman, 511 N. 5th St., Albemarle, N. C. (Now In 
U. S. Army) 

Joseph Hamilton McLeskey, Jr., 101 Hermitage Rd., Charlotte, N. C. 

Jack Thomas Moore, 2033 Lyndhurst Ave. (Now in U. S. Navy) 

Edgar J. C. Goodwin, Jr., now at Johnson C. Smith University. 

Eugene Preston Poe, 604 Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham, N. C. 

Scott McNair Poole, Troy, N. C. (Now in U. S. Army) 

Homer Ashley Spencer, R. F. D. 7, Charlotte, N. C. (Now at Union 
Seminary) 

Olin Marsh Whitener, R. F. D. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. (Now at Columbia 
Seminary) 

Under the new government regulations Eugene Preston Poe has 
been entered at Columbia Seminary for the class of 1946. 

We still have on our rolls three candidates for medical missions — 
John Knox Wilson, Joseph Franklin Wilson (now at Medical College of 
Virginia) and Robert Manton Wilson, Jr. All three of these are con- 
nected with the armed forces of the nation. 

The attention of Presbytery is called to the limited number of can- 
didates now in actual preparation for the ministry. If the situation in 
our Presbytery is typical of the church as a whole, we will face a real 
shortage of men to fill our pulpits in the years immediately after the 

war. 

HOLMES ROLSTON, Chairman. 



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Candidate David H. Coblentz was granted a Letter of 
Transfer to Montgomery Presbytery upon recommendation 
of this Committee. 

Rev. W. H. Johnston, former Stated Clerk, was authorized 
to sign the Certificates of Meritorious Service for its min- 
isters who were retired during his term as Clerk. 

Home Missions Committee — The Home Missions Committee 
was appointed a Commission on the disposal of the lot at Star. 
It was further instructed to inform Mr. G. W. Stewart that 
the Presbytery will either use the lot at Star or, in the event 
that this is not done, the Trustees of Presbytery are hereby 
instructed to return the lot to him. This Commission was 
also instructed to adjust and settle the matter of two other 
lots at Star which had been procured from the Stewart Es- 
tate. 

Records of Presbytery — The Committee on Records of 
Presbytery presented the following report which was 
adopted : 

The Committee, appointed to examine the Minutes of Presbytery 
for the One Hundred and Sixty-third and One Hundred and Sixty- 
fourth Stated Sessions and the Called Meeting of March 27, 1944, 
reports that we have compared the manuscript of all the Sessions with 
the printed Minutes and find the latter a faithful copy. Therefore, 
we recommend for approval with the following exception: A note 
that on page forty-one of the printed Minutes attention is called to the 
fact that recommendations One and Two in the report of the Home 
Missions Committee were recommitted for further study. These 
should not have been printed in the report as adopted. 

J. G. GARTH, Chairman 

S. M. INMAN 
J. W. RISER 

The Executive Committee on Home Missions reported on 
the matter of regrouping the Lee Park and Benton Heights 
Churches as a field and the Altan and :^ethany Churches as 
a field which had been recommitted by the last Stated Meet- 
ing of Presbytery. The Committee recommended this group- 
ing. Presbytery refused to adopt recommendation. 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Minister and His Work — The Commission on the Minister 
and His Work submitted the following report which was ad- 
mitted to the record: 

The Commission on the Minister and his Work in Meck- 
lenburg Presbytery, respectfully submits the following re- 
port: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has held two 
meetings, at which the following were considered and disposed of: 

The name of Rev. N. E. Oplinger of Woodleaf, N. C, was approved 
for a call by Cook's Memorial. 

The name of Rev. J. E. Wayland of Kanawa Presbytery, West Vir- 
ginia, was approved for a call by Hopewell. 

Rev. R. P. Walker was approved as a temporary supply for churches 
in the Presbytery desiring his services. 

The name of Rev. Frank S. Johnston of Wilmington Presbytery was 
approved for a call by Paw Creek and the call of Paw Creek to Rev. 
Frank S. Johnston was approved as being in order. 

The calls of Pineville, Banks and Six Mile to Dr. W. H. Frazer were 
approved as being in order. 

The name of Rev. J. D. Smith was approved for a call by Wadesboro. 

The name of Rev. W. Chester Keller of Fountain Inn, S. C, was 
approved for a call by Tenth Avenue. 

Rev. R. H. Stone was elected Vice Chairman of the Commission. 

The call of Hopewell to Rev. J. E. Wayland was approved as being 
in or^er. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN A. REDHEAD, JR., Chairman 

The Minutes of the Commission were left in the hands of 
the Clerk. The Call from Paw Creek for the Pastoral Serv- 
ices of Rev. Frank S. Johnston was found in order and placed 
in the hands of the Stated Clerk for the time being. 

Sessional Records — The Committee on improving the pro- 
cedure by which Presbytery examines Sessional Records was 
received and the Committee was continued. 

Special Committee on Seventy-fifth Anniversary of Pres- 
bytery — The Special Committee on the Seventy-fifth Anni- 
versary of Presytery presented its preliminary report. This 
report was received as information. Presbytery's Expense 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Fund was authorized to bear the expense of the Anniversary 
Celebration up to two hundred dollars. 

Place of Next Meeting — Presbytery accepted the invitation 
of the Steele Creek Church for the Fall Meeting, October 17, 
1944. 

Installation of Ministers — The following Commissions to 
install Ministers presented their reports which were admit- 
ted to the record and are as follows: 

I. The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg* Presbytery to ordain 
and install Mr. R. L. McBath met at the Ellerbe Presbyterian Church 
at 10:45 A. M., June 18th, 1944. Those present were: Mr. W. E. Price, 
Chairman, Revs. Robert Turner, J. W. Stork, D.D. ; R. H. Stone and 
H. A. McBath, in transit from East Hanover Presbytery who was asked 
by Presbytery to preach the ordination sermon. The Commission was 
constituted with prayer led by Rev. Robert Turner. Rev. R. H. Stone 
was asked to act as Clerk. The Commission entered into a service of 
worship with the Ellerbe congregation. It was led by Mr. W. E. Price 
who presided and propounded the constitutional questions. The sermon, 
by special request, was preached by Rev. H. A. McBath, father of the 
pastor-elect. He also led the ordination prayer. Rev. Robert Turner 
gave the charge to the pastor and Mr. W. E. Price charged the con- 
gregation. The Chairman declared Rev. R. L. McBath duly ordained, 
called and installed pastor of the Ellerbe Presbyterian Church. Rev. 
R. L. McBath pronounced the benediction. 

At 3:00 P. M. the Commission met at the Mt. Carmel Church for 
the purpose of installing Rev. R. L. McBath. Mr. W. E. Price presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. J. W. Stork preached 
the sermon. Rev. H. A. McBath gave the charge to the pastor and the 
charge to the congregation was given by Rev. R. H. Stone. The Chair- 
man declared Rev. R. L. McBath duly called and installed pastor of 
the Mt. Carmel congregation. Rev. R. L. McBath pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

At 8:30 P. M. the Commission met with the Norman congregation 
to install Rev. R. L. McBath as their pastor. Mr. Price again presided. 
The sermon was preached by Rev. Robert Turner. Rev. R. H. Stone 
charged the pastor and Mr. W. E. Price charged the congregation. 
Mr. Price declared Mr. McBath duly installed pastor of the Norman 
Presbyterian Church. Rev. R. L. McBath pronounced the benediction. 

Following the benediction the Commission met and read and ap- 
proved its minutes. The Commission was adjourned with prayer led 
by Mr. Price. 

W. E. PRICE, Chairman 
R. H. Stone, Secretary. 



32 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



May 21, 1944. 
II. The Commission appointed to install Rev. F. C. Pratt met just 
before the morning service in the pastor's study at the Newell Presby- 
terian Church and was constituted with prayer led by Rev. F. C, 
Debele, Jr. The following were present: Rev. G. Dana Waters, Chair- 
man, Rev. R. F. Boyd, Rev. F. C. Debele, Jr., Rev. B. F. Yandell and 
elders Vernon Patterson and Robert Glasgow. Rev. F. C. Debele, Jr., 
was elected clerk of the commission. The commission united with the 
people of the Newell congregation in a service of worship in which 
the Rev. R. F. Boyd preached' the sermon. The Rev. G. Dana Waters 
presided over the meeting and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. F. C. Debele, Jr., and Rev. B. F. Yandell led in prayer. After the 
pastor-elect and the congregation had answered the questions in the 
affirmative, the Rev. F. C. Pratt was declared duly called and installed 
pastor of the Newell Presbyterian Church. The charge to the pastor 
was given by Elder Vernon Patterson and the charge to the congrega- 
tion was given by Elder Robert Glasgow. The benediction was pro- 
nounced by Rev. F. C. Pratt. 

After the worship service the commission met and read the min- 
utes. These were adopted and the meeting was closed with prayer. 

F. C. DEBELE, Clerk 

Resolutions — The Committee on Resolutions submitted its 
report which was adopted by a rising vote and is as follows : 

Mecklenburg Presbytery meeting at the Philadelphia Presbyterian 
Church in its One Hundred and Sixty-fifth Stated Session wishes to 
express its profound gratitude to the genial Pastor, Rev. F. R. McAlis- 
ter and to the members for their most efficient manner in which they 
have provided for all our needs. 

We wish to thank the good ladies of the Church for serving such 
a bountiful meal which was much enjoyed by all those present. 

The Pastor is asked to convey our heartfelt gratitude to the con- 
gregation of Philadelphia Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. F. YANDELL, Chairman 
H. E. CARTER 

Minutes Adopted — The Minutes were read and adopted. 

Adjournment — After the Presbytery voted to adjourn, a 
hymn was sung and a closing prayer was led by Rev. R. H. 
Stone. The Presbytery stood adjourned to convene in the Steele 
Creek Church, Charlotte, N. C, on Tuesday, the 17th day of 
October, 1944, at 10:00 A. M. 

W. T. SMITH, Moderator. 
J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk. 
J. R. ROSEBRO. Assistant Clerk. 
J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 33 

Called Meeting of Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Barium Springs, N. C. 
September 5, 1944. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery met in a Called Meeting following 
the Session of Synod at 9:30 P. M. as ordered by the Synod 
of North Carolina, for the purpose of receiving the Rev. Frank 
S. Johnston from Wilmington Presbytery; of arranging for 
his installation as Pastor of the Paw Creek Church ; of dissolv- 
ing the pastoral relationship between the Rev. W. C. Smith and 
the Lee Park, Bethany, and Altan Churches ; and of granting 
him a Letter of Transfer to Southwest Georgia Presbytery. 

The Meeting was called to order by the Rev. Hunter B. 
Blakely, D.D., the last Moderator present. The opening prayer 
was led by the Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

The Roll — The following were present and were enrolled: 

Ministeri: R. P. Walker, M. B. Prince, Jr., G. Dana Waters, A. H. 
Key, C. N. Morrison, B. F. Yandell, A. W. Shaw, J. L. Griggs, Paul P. 
Thrower, J. C. Grier, F. R. McAlister, W. M. Walsh, R. L. McBath, 
F. C. Debele, Jr., Charles G. McClure, J. W. Stewart, Jr., J. W. Stork, 
Hunter B. Blakely, Holmes Rolston, W. B. Neill, Jno. R. Rosebro, W. H. 
Johnston, W. A. Brown, W. A. Alexander, C. M. Boyd, E. V. Wiley, 
W. C. Smith, W. F. Smith, Jonas Barclay, R. H. Stone, J. M. Walker. 
—31. 

Ruling Elders: R. W. Robinson, Caldwell Memorial; W. M. Farmer, 
Camp Greene; B. A. Sutton, Commonwealth Avenue; J. H. McRae, 
Ellerbe; W. 0. Monteith, Mallard Creek; H. P. Warlick, Matthews; 
D. H. Dunn, Mulberry; F. A. Wentz, Norwood; A. S. Cathey, Paw 
Creek; L. M. Rea, Providence; James O. Brown, Selwyn Avenue. — 11. 

The Rev. F. S. Johnston presented a Letter of Transfer from Wil- 
mington Presbytery and applied for admission to Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery. After the usual examinations were sustained as satisfactory, he 
was enrolled in Mecklenburg Presbytery upon signing the obligations 
required of its members. A letter of personal commendation from the 
Stated Clerk of Wilmington Presbytery was read. The call of the Paw 
Creek Church for the Pastoral Services of Mr. Johnston, having been 
approved by a Commission on the Minister and his Work, and having 
previously been read, was placed in his hands and accepted by him. 
The following Commission was appointed to conduct the installation: 



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Rev. R. H. Stone to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions; Rev. J. A. Redhead to preach; Ruling Elder R. A. Grier to charge 
the congregation; Rev. J. R. Rosebro to charge the Pastor; Ruling 
Elder T. M. Glasgow as Alternate. 

A quorum was set as two Ministers and one Ruling Elder. 

Presbytery took recess after prayer to reconvene at the call 
of the Stated Clerk. 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 P. M., September 6, at the call 
of the Stated Clerk. The Moderator, Rev. W. T. Smith, pre- 
sided. The opening prayer was led by the Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

The Rev. W. C. Smith submitted his resignation as Pastor 
of the Lee Park, Altan, and Bethany Churches, that he might 
accept a call to the Church at Paulan, Georgia, in S. W. Georgia 
Presbytery, These Churches concurred in his request. The 
pastoral relationship was dissolved, effective September 30, 
and Mr. Smith was granted a Letter of Transfer to S. W. 
Georgia Presbytery. 

Presbytery expressed, by rising vote, its appreciation of Mr. 
Smith and his work in this Presbytery. 

The Minutes were read and approved. Presbytery adjourned 
following prayer led by Rev. B. F. Yandell. 

W. T. SMITH, Moderator. 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 35 

The One-Hundred Sixty-Sixth Stated 
Session of Mecklenburg Presbytery 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-sixth Session in the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Charlotte, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., October 17, 1944. The Mod- 
erator, Rev. W. T. Smith, presided. Presbytery was led in the 
invocation by the Rev. Jno. R. Rosebro. 

The opening- sermon was preached by the Moderator on the 
subject, 'The Cup of Blessing." 

Communion — The Communion of the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered by the Rev. W. H. Frazer and the Rev. Chas. H. 
Little. The following Ruling Elders assisted: L. A. Marshall, 
Mulberry; F. B. Kuykendal, Providence; W. A. Jamison, West 
Ave.; W. H. Clark, Steele Creek; L. W. Hovis, Charlotte sec- 
ond ; W. H. Belk, Caldwell Memorial ; E. M. Neel, Steele Creek ; 
G. E. Wilson, Myers Park ; R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte Second ; 
J. H. Robinson, Sugaw Creek; R. R. Grier, Central Steele 
Creek; T. J. Price, Steele Creek. 

The History of the Steele Creek Church was omitted, hav- 
ing been recently read and printed. 

Memorial — A memorial to the Rev. L. T. Gill was presented 
orally by the Rev. W. H. Johnston, who was asked to complete 
the memorial and put it in writing. 

Roll — The Stated Clerk announced that a quorum was pres- 
ent. Those enrolled during the Sessions were as follows: 

Ministers: G. P. Stevens, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. 
M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, C. C. Beam, W. H. Johnston, B. F. Yandell, 

J. C. Grier, A. T. Taylor, M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, 
C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, Chas. M. Boyd, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, 
W. I. Howell, Jr., D. K. Snyder, John A. Redhead, T. H. Mitchell, C. 
N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, H. B. Blakeley, J. A. Jones, W. R. Buhler, 
John R. Rosebro, A. A. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, R. H. Stone, R. E. 
Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., W. A. Brown, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., W. 
A. Alexander, E. L. Flanagan, P. P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes 
Rolston, R. F. Boyd, Robt. Turner, G. Dana Waters, F. C. Debele, Jr., 
Chas. G. McClure, S. M. Inman, G. F. Houck, H. E. Carter, F. Clyde 
Pratt, Jonas Barclay, R. P. Walker, J. E. Wayland, W. M. Walsh, F. 
S. Johnston. — 55. 



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Ruling Elders: J. P. Sifford, Albemarle First; Ross Reid, Amay 
James; J. Clarence Byron, Amity; W. F. Frazier, Badin; W. B. Long, 
Bethlehem; R. B. Collins, Caldwell Memorial; J. O. Hawfield, Camp 
Greene; J. C. Munn, Candor; R. R. Grier, Central Steele Creek; W 
Z. Bradford, Charlotte First; L. W. Hovis, Charlotte Second; B. A 
Sutton, Commonwealth; W. C. Blakely, Cornelius; A. R. Shaw, Jr. 
Hopewell; J. L. Choate, Huntersville ; E. L. Stinson, Indian Trail 
John R. Maness, Macedonia; J. K. McLaughlin, Mallard Creek; A. P 
Williams, Mark's Creek; W. M. Lovin, McLean; W. A. Henderson 
Monroe First; C. C. McKinnon, Mt. Gilead; D. P. Rhyne, Mulberry 
Hunter Marshall, Myers Park; S. M. Alexander, Newell; F. A. Wentz 
Norwood; W. D. Vanderburgh, Pageland; W. M. Wingate, Paw Creek 
W. A. Rogers, Pineville; C. A. Kirkpatrick, Plaza; J. R. Currence 
Pleasant Hill; C. N. Neely, St. Andrews; W. P. Harkey, Selwyn Ave. 
D. J. Sullivan, Sharon; R. A. Plyler, Siler; W. H. Clarke, Steele Creek 
J. H. Robinson, Sugaw Creek; J. M. Davenport, Tenth Ave.; E. L 
Wingate, Thomasboro; Dr. S. H. McColl, Troy; R. J. Belk, Waxhaw 
Vincent Alexander, West Ave.; R. G. Spratt, Westminster; W. F. 
Caldwell, Williams Memorial; H. F. Porter, Wilmore. — 46. 

Visiting Brethren — The following were introduced and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brethren: 

Rev. W. S. Patterson, Kings Mtn. Presbytery; Rev. W. P. 
Robertson, Fayetteville ; Rev. W. C. Cooper, Kings Mtn.; Rev. 
R. T. Baker, Kings Mtn.; Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Orange; Rev. 
H. R. Cathey, Montgomery ; Rev. Geo. Summey, New Orleans ; 
Rev. W. C. Neel, Kings Mtn. ; Rev. W. W. Akers, Kings Mtn. ; 
Rev. C. H. Rowan, Bethel; Rev. W. C. Anderson, Asheville; 
Rev. W. L. Lingle, Concord ; Rev. L. W. Brown, Sewanee ; Rev. 
W. C. Keller, Enoree; Chaplain D. M. Mounger, Central Mis- 
sissippi; Rev. S. A. Ewart, Bethel; Chaplain J. E. Scott, Jr., 
S. C. Methodist Conference. 

New Elders — Ruling Elders in attendance upon Presbytery 
for the first time were introduced. 

Election of Moderator — The Rev. W. A. Alexander, who was 
nominated at the last stated session, was unanimously elected 
to serve as Moderator of this meeting. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

Report of Committee on Arrangement — The Rev. J. M. 
Walker presented the following report of the Committee on 
Arrangements which was adopted: 

Your Committee on Arrangements would recommend: That the 
docket as printed be adopted; that recess be taken at 1:00 P.M. for 
lunch; that Presbytery reconvene at 2:00 P.M.; that recess for supper 
be taken at 5:30 P.M.; that Presbytery reconvene at 7:30 P.M. and 
adjourn at will. As the second order of the afternoon we recom- 
mend that Rev. Geo. Mauze be heard for thirty minutes in the interest 
of the Home Mission Emergency Fund, and that the third order be the 
hearing of Mr. David Ovens for a like time on the work of the Barium 
Springs Orphanage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. M. WALKER, Chairman 

DOCKET 
PRESBYTERY OF MECKLENBURG 

One Hundred Sixty-sixth Stated Session 

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 

Charlotte, N. C. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1944 — 10:00 A. M. 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. W. T. Smith, Retiring Moderator. 

2. Communion Service. 

3. History of the Steele Creek Church — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

4. Memorial to Rev. L. T. Gill. 

5. Enrollment of members of Presbytery; Introduction of Visiting 
Brethren and of Ruling Elders attending for first time. 

6. Election of Moderator — Rev. W. A. Alexander, Nominee. 

7. Report of Committee on Arrangements — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

a) Bills and Overtures, b) Judicial Business, 
c) Minutes of General Assembly, d) Resolutions. 

9. Communications. 

10. Seventy-fifth Anniversary Program (11 A.M.) 

11. Reception of Ministers and Candidates. 

12. Popular Meeting — Orphans' Home — Rev. J. C. Grier. 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

13. Reports of Commissions — 

a) To Install Ministers 

b) Commission on Minister and His Work — Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr. 

14. Reports of Permanent Committees — 

a) Assembly's Home Missions — Rev. John R. Rosebro. 

b) Synod's Home Missions — Rev. F. C. Debele. 

c) Bible Cause — Rev. R. F. Byrd. 

d) Educational Institutions — Rev. J. A. Jones. 

e) Nominations — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 
,f) Orphan's Home — Rev. J. C. Grier. 

15. Reports of Special Committees — 

a) Defense Service Council — Rev. J. A. Jones. 

b) Location and Relocation of Churches — Rev. J. A. Jones. 

c) Revision of the Manual — Rev. J. G. Garth, 

16. Home Mission Emergency Fund — Rev. N. R. McGeachy. 

17. Amendments to Book of Church Order. 

18. Reports of Standing Committees (see 8 above). 

19. Unfinished Business. 

20. New Business. 

21. Nomination of Moderator (First Order, Afternoon Session). 

22. Place of Next Stated Meeting, Jan. 16, 1945. 

23. Adoption of Minutes and Adjournment. 

PRESBYTERY'S EXPENSE FUND- 
CHURCHES IN ARREARS 

Bethany, Bethlehem, Lee Park, Morgan Memorial, Peachland, Pine- 
ville, Pleasant Hill, Ramah, Rehoboth, Roberdell, Siler, Stephenson, 
Tabernacle, Wadesboro. 

Communications — The Stated Clerk presentd the following 
communications which were referred or disposed of as fol- 
lows : 

1. From Chaplain J. L. Russell asking that he be excused 
from attendance upon this meeting. He was excused. 

2. From Rev. A. A. Walker (through Rev. J. M. Walker) 
asking that he be excused from attendance. He was excused. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 

3. From Rev. J. G. Garth asking to be excused at noon. 
He was excused. 

4. From Rev. W. A. Nicholson requesting permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Presbytery until the Spring Meet- 
ing. His request was granted. 

5. From Rev. T. H. Mitchell requesting the permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Presbytery until the Spring Meet- 
ing. His request was granted. 

6. From Ruling Elders reporting their attendance upon the 
Assembly as Commissioners. These were accepted. 

7. From the Stated Clerk of the Synod calling attention to 
actions of that Court. These were referred to appropriate 
Committees. 



THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 
OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY. 

The hour for the Anniversary Celebration having arrived 
the Moderator asked the Rev. J. M. Walker, Chairman of the 
Special Committee to preside. 

The Anniversary Address was delivered by the Rev. W. L. 
Lingle on 'Tresbyterianism and Human Freedom." 

The Rev. Geo. Summey, a candidate under care of this 
Presbytery at its beginning, brought an address on "Remins- 
cences." 

A rising vote of gratitude was extended Dr. Lingle and Dr. 
Summey. 

The following greetings were brought: From the Morgan- 
ton Presbyterian Church, ''The Church in which you were 
born sends greetings upon your Seventy-fifth Anniversary" ; 
From Concord Presbytery from which Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery was formed, by Rev. S. L. Cathey; from Asheville Pres- 
btery which was set off from this Presbytery, by Rev. R. C. 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Anderson; from Kings Mountain Presbytery, the youngest 
daughter of this Presbytery, by the Rev. W. W. Akers ; from 
Davidson College, by the Rev. J. R. Cunningham, President. 

The following were recognized: Mrs. Lida Johnston Love, 
daughter of the first Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, who as- 
sisted in the writing of the early minutes ; Rev. H .L. Cathey, 
of Montgomery Presbytery, a son of Steele Creek Church; 
Rev. J. M. Wells ; 

Appaintment of Standing Committees — The Moderator ap- 
pointed the following Standing Committees: 

1. Bills and Overtures — Rev. W. T. Smith, Rev. Roy Watts, 
Ruling Elder C. C. McKinnon. 

2. Judicial Business — Rev. W. H. Frazer, Rev. J. L. Griggs, 
Ruling Elder L. W. Hovis. 

3. Minutes of General Assembly — Rev. Robt. Turner, Rev. 
G. F. Houck, Ruling Elder J. K. McLaughlin. 

4. Resolutions — Rev. R. P. Walker, Rev. J. E. Wayland, 
Ruling Elder C. A. Kirkpatrick. 

Recess — The Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M., fol- 
lowing prayer by Rev. J. M. Wells. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:30 P .M. and was led in prayer 
by the Rev. A. T. Taylor. 

Nominatioit of the Moderator for the next meeting was de- 
ferred until after the Popular Meeting on the Orphanage. 

Home Mission Emergency Fund — The order of the day hav- 
ing arrived, Rev. R. H. Stone, serving for the Rev. N. R. Mc- 
Geachy, Chairman, presented the speakers. Rev. George 
Mauze addressed Presbytery on this subject. Ruling Elder 
John M. Wells, Jr., of Winston-Salem, spoke to the elders on 
this subject. 

Orphanage — The time for the next order having arrived, 
the Rev. J. C. Grier, Chairman, of the Permanent Committee 
on Orphans' Home presented the report. Pending adoption of 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 



the report Ruling Elder David Ovens spoke concerning the 
Home. Prayer for the Home was led by the Rev. G. Dana 
Waters. The report was adopted with its recommendations 
as follows: 

Your Committee on the Orjlhans* Home makes the follow- 
ing report : We are thankful to God for His continued blessing 
upon this Institution and for the fine work that is being 
done there. We recommend : 

1. That our people be urged to give a liberal offering for 
the Home at Thanksgiving. 

2. That our people be requested to remember the Superin- 
tendent and Workers and Children in their prayers. 

J. C. Grier, Chairman. 

Moderator Nominated — Ruling Elder David Ovens was nom- 
inated for Moderator of the next stated meeting. 

Letters of Transfer — Letters of Transfer were presented by 
the Rev. S. A. Ewart and by the Rev. W. Chester Keller from 
Bethel Presbytery and from Enoree Presbytery respectfully. 
Examinations were docketed for the Evening Session. 

Installations — The following Commissions to install min- 
isters reported and these reports were admitted to the record : 

1. INSTALLATION OF REV. W. M. WALSH 

The commission appointed to install Rev. W. M. Walsh, D. D. 
pastor at Morven, Camden and Lilesville churches met at the 
Morven Presbyterian Church, Sunday, July 23, 1944 and or- 
ganized. Rev. R. H. Stone, the chairman, presided, and the 
other members were Rev. J. C. Grier, Rev. J. G. Garth, and 
Ruling Elder V. L. Wall. The meeting was opened with prayer 
by Rev. J. C. Grier, and Rev. J. G. Garth was appointed clerk. 

The installation of Dr. Walsh at 11 a. m. at Morven was 
as follows: Mr. Stone presided and asked the constitutional 
questions, Rev. J. G. Garth preached the sermon from Judges 
4:21, Mr. Stone charged the pastor, and Mr. Grier charged 
the congregation. Dr. Walsh pronounced the benediction. 

Dr. Walsh was installed at Camden at 3:30 p. m. the same 
day. At this service Mr. Garth presided and asked the con- 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

stitutional questions, Mr. Grier preached the sermon from 
Acts 11 :26, Mr. Garth charged the pastor and Rev. R. H. Stone 
charged the congregation. Dr. Walsh pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

The service at Lilesville was' held at 8 p. m. the same day 
in the Methodist church, which the Presbyterians have used 
since their church building was burned several years ago. At 
this service Rev. J. C. Grier presided and asked the constitu- 
tional questions, Mr. Stone preached the sermon from Rev. 
2:10, Mr. Grier charged the pastor and Mr. Garth charged the 
congregation. Dr. Walsh pronounced the benediction. 

In each case the new pastor and his wife were welcomed by 
the leading members of the congregation. 

At the conclusion of the Lilesville service the commission 
met, and heard the reading of the minutes which were ap- 
proved, and adjourned with prayer by Ruling Elder V. L. Wall. 

R. H. Stone, Chairman. 
J. G. Garth, Clerk. 

2. REV. F. S. JOHNSTON 

The Commission of Mecklenburg Presbytery to Install Rev. 
Frank S. Johnston met in the study at Paw Creek Church at 
7:50 p. m., September 17, 1944. Rev. R. H. Stone convened 
the commission and Dr. Rosebro opened the meeting with pray- 
er. Members present: Rev. R. H. Stone, Dr. J. R. Rosebro, 
Dr. J. A. Redhead, Jr., and Elder R. A. Grier. R. A. Grier 
was appointed secretary. 

The commission then joined the congregation in the worship 
service in the sanctuary and conducted the installation service. 
Dr. Redhead preached from John 6:68. Rev. Mr. Stone pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and declared the pastor 
duly installed. Dr. Rosebro charged the pastor and Ruling El- 
der R. A. Grier charged the congregation. The new pastor, 
Rev. Frank S. Johnston, pronounced the benediction. 

The commission then retired to the study, read and approved 
the minutes, and adjourned with prayer by Dr. Redhead. 

R. H. Stone, Chairman 
R. A. Grier, Secretary 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 43 



3. REV. J. E. WAYLAND 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to 
install Rev. J. E. Wayland as pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian 
Church met at the Church Sunday afternon at 3:20 on July 
30th, 1944, with the entire Commission present as follows: 
Dr. W. A. Alexander, Rev. J. W. Grier, Rev. W. H. Johnston, 
and ruling elders Thomas M. Glasgow and A. R. Shaw, Jr. 

The Commission was constituted with prayer by Rev. J. W. 
Grier, after which Rev. W. H. Johnston was elected chairman 
and A. R. Shaw, Jr. clerk. The Commission then adjourned 
to the Church auditorium for the installation service. 

After the singing of the Doxology, Rev. W. H. Johnston led 
in prayer and stated the purpose of the meeting. Dr. Alexan- 
der read the scripture I Cor. 1:18-25, and preached the ser- 
mon, taking as his text I Cor. 2:7. 

The constitutional questions were propounded to Rev. J. E. 
Wayland and the congregation by Rev. W. H. Johnston, after 
which he pronounced the Pastoral relationship established. 
He then led in prayer, asking God's blessing upon the Pas- 
tor and congregation. 

The charge to the Pastor was made by Rev. J. W. Grier, 
after which ruling elder Thomas M. Glasgow charged the 
congregation. 

Then a hymn was sung and Rev. J. E. Wayland pronounced 
the benediction. 

After the service the minutes were read and approved. 
The meeting was adjourned with prayer by elder Thomas M. 
Glasgow. 

A. R. Shaw, Jr., Clerk. 

Commissian on the Minister and His Work — The following 
report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work was 
read and admitted to record: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work in Mecklen- 
burg Presbytery, respectfully submits the following report: 
Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has 

held two meetings at which the following matters were con- 
sidered and disposed of: 



44 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The action of the Commission in approving the name of 
Rev. S. A. Ewart for a call by Bethel and Cornelius Churches 
was ratified and confirmed and the calls of Mr. Ewart by 
these churches, which have been placed in the hands of the 
Commission, were found in order and ordered presented to 
Presbytery with recommendations that they be approved and 
placed in the hands of Mr. Ewart. 

The name of Rev. 0. C. Williamson of High Point was ap- 
proved for a call by Cook's Memorial and the call of Mr. 
Williamson by this Church, which has been placed in the 
hands of the Commission, was found to be in order and was 
ordered to be presented to Presbytery with the recommenda- 
tion that it be approved and placed in the hands of Mr. Wil- 
liamson. 

The action of the Commission in approving the name of 
Rev. W. P. Robertson as Stated Supply for Locust, Oakboro 
and Morgan Memorial, was upon motion, ratified and con- 
firmed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. Redhead, Jr., Chairman 

R. S. Hutchinson, Secretary 

Next Meeting — The invitation of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Monroe for the meeting on January 16th was ac- 
cepted. 

The Permanent Committee on Assembly's Home Missions 
reported that its business had been covered by the presenta- 
tion of the Home Mission Emergency Fund. 

Synod's Home Missions — Rev. F. C. Debele, Chairman, pre- 
sented an oral report for the Permanent Committee on Synod's 
Home Missions. This report was received and the following 
recommendation adopted : 

That Presbytery adopt the same apportionment as for last 
year and earnestly seek to raise the same. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Superintendent of Synod's Home Mis- 
sions, explained the work being carried on by this agency. 

Bible Cause — The Rev. R. F. Boyd, Chairman, presented 
the report of the Permanent Committee on Bible Cause. This 
report was received and the following recommendations 
adopted : 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 45 

1. That all churches in the Presbytery observe December 
3 as "Bible Sunday," and that all ministers make use of the 
material furnished by the American Bible Society in observ- 
ing this day. 

2. That the Churches contribute the full amount of the 
askings of this Society, and where this amount is less than 
one dollar to contribute at least this amount. 

3. That the Churches be urged to cooperate with the Amer- 
ican Bible Society in its Bible reading program during Novem- 
ber and December. 

Nominating Committee — The Permanent Committee on 
Nominations made the following report which was adopted: 

The Nominating Committee of Mecklenburg Presbyteny 
makes the following nominations: 

Trustees of Davidson College — Class of 1948 — Mr. R. A. 
Dunn and Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr. 

Trustee of Presbytery — Class of 1947 — Mr. W. A. Hender- 
son. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work — Class of 1947 
— Rev. J. M. Walker, Chairman and Mr. John S. Cansler. 

Executive Committee of Presbytery's Home Missions — 
Class of 1947— Rev. F. R. McAlister, Rev. J. M. Walker, Rev. 
R. E. Watts, Mr. Rufus A. Grier and Mr. Nat G. Speir. 

Executive Committee of Religious Education — Class of 
1947 — Rev. J. 0. Mann, Rev. G. Dana Waters, Mr. Henry E. 
Matthews and Mr. J. N. Stribling. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Assembly's Home Missions — Class of 1947 — Rev. Geo. F. 
Houck and Mr. R. R. Grier. 

Auditing— Class of 1947— Mr. W. N. Ward. 

Bible Cause— Class of 1947— Rev. H. E. Carter and Mr. 
Harvey B. Hunter. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Class of 1947 
— Rev. Frank H. Johnston and Mr. J. M. Shinn. 



46 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Educational Institutions — Class of 1947 — ^Mr. J. W. Thom- 
son and Mr. W. R. Garrison. 

Evangelism — Class of 1947 — Rev. C. G. McClure and Mr. 
Harry J. Spencer. 

Examinations — Class of 1947 — Academic Studies — Rev. 
Jonas Barclay; Languages — Rev. R. F. Boyd; Natural and 
Exact Sciences — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mental and Moral 
Philosophy — Rev. F. C. Pratt; English Bible — Rev. Jno. R. 
Rosebro; Church History — Rev. W. H. Johnston; Theology — 
Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, and Rev. W. M. Walsh; Church Gov- 
ernment and the Sacraments — Rev. S. M. Inman and Rev. 
J. L. Griggs; Thesis, Exegesis and Popular Lecture — Rev. C. 
M. Boyd. 

Foreign Missions — Class of 1947 — Rev. J. E. Wayland and 
Dr. W. Z. Bradford. 

Orphans' Home — Class of 1947 — Rev. J. W. Grier, Chair- 
man, and Mr. Nat C. White. 

Sabbath Observance — Class of 1947 — Rev. P. P. Thrower 
and Mr. R. Fred Dunn. 

Stewardship — Class of 1947 — Rev. W. H. Johnston and Mr. 
W. Banks McClintock. 

Synod's Home Missions— Class of 1947— Rev. A. T. Taylor 
and Mr. J. B. Meacham, Jr. 

Women's Work— Class of 1947— Rev. M. R. Gibson and 
Mr. Frank W. DeArmon. 

The Rev. R. A. Young and Ruling Elder W. S. Cunningham 
were elected to the Nominating Committee for the Class of 

'47. 

The Permanent Committee on Educational Institutions and 
the Special Committee on the Defense Service Council made 
verbal reports which were received as information. 

Location and Relocation of Churches — The Special Commit- 
tee on Location and Relocation of Churches submitted its re- 
port. The privilege of the floor was extended to Deacon I. W. 
Boaz of the Second Presbyterian Church of Albemarle. 

The time for taking recess was changed to 5:45 P. M. and 
for reconvening to 6:45 P. M. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 47 

Following prayer by the Rev. B. F. Yandell Presbytery took 
recess until 6:45 P. M. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 6:45 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by Ruling Elder W. T. Harding. 

Resolutions — The Standing Committee on Resolutions pre- 
sented the following report which, with its recommendation, 
was adopted by a rising vote. 

Your committee submits the following report: 

1. As Mecklenburg Presbytery was organized here, we 
deem it most appropriate that we should hold the Seventy- 
fifth Anniversary in this historic church. 

2. We are thankful for the marvellous history of Steele 
Creek Church and her magnificent contribution to the work 
of our Presbytery. We glory in the progress of this, the 
largest country church in our Assembly; especially, in its 
zeal for evangelism, missions and education. 

3. We thank the members of Steele Creek Church, together 
with their beloved pastor, for the excellent manner in which 
we have been entertained. Nothing has been left undone that 
was necessary for our comfort and pleasure. We are grate- 
ful to the women of the church for the delightful meals 
which have been so abundantly prepared, and which we have 
greatly enjoyed. 

4. This meeting of presbytery will long be remembered by 
each of us as a most happy and profitable occasion. 

5. We recommend that these resolutions of thanks be 
adopted by a rising vote and a copy be given to Dr. J. M. 
Walker to be read to his congregation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. P. Walker, Chairman, 

C. A. Kirkpatrick, 

J. E. Wayland. 



48 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Location and Relocation of Churches — Consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Location and Relocation of 
Churches was resumed. The report as amended and adopted 
is as follows: 

The work of the Special Committee on the Location and 
Relocation of Churches has continued since report was last 
made to the Presbytery in July of 1943. Except for particular 
decisions which should be made by the Presbytery, the Com- 
mittee feels that its study of the location of churches can be 
pursued without the necessity of adding to the docket of the 
Presbytery more than one annual report. 

The Committee has worked in close cooperation with the 
Presbytery's Committee on Home Missions. Locations of 
chapels and of churches, as reported by the Home Missions 
Commitee, have been approved. After careful inquiry the 
location of a Mission for negroes on South Tryon Street and 
the proposed site of a church on Wilkinson Boulevard were en- 
dorsed. In conference with one church the matter of the 
purchase of additional property adjacent to the present 
church property was recommended. This action was taken in 
view of the fact that there will be continued growth for that 
particular congregation, and there is an evident need that the 
church control the property which is immediately adjacent 
to and practically surrounds its present site. 

Seeking a clearer definition of its functions, the Special 
Committee inquired of the Presbytery at its meeting in July 
concerning the propriety of the Committee's concern over the 
relocation of established churches, as well as the location of 
proposed churches. The Presbytery, without dissent, indi- 
cated that the Committee was intended to inquire into this 
matter in the normal course of its work. 

It is the conviction of the Committee that the functions 
discharged by the Committee in the name of the Presbytery 
are essential to a sane and progressive strategy for the Pres- 
byterian Church in our community. It is recommended, 
therefore, that the Committee be continued for a period of 
one year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James A. Jones, Chairman. 



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Manual Revised — The report of the Special Committee on 
Revising the Manual was adopted and the Clerk was author- 
ized to print five hundred copies of the Manual as revised. Any 
statement in any former Manual contrary to any statement in 
the new Manual was repealed. 

Sessional Records — The Special Committee on improving the 
procedure for approving Sessional Records made the following 
report which was adopted. The setting up of the Permanent 
Committee was docketed for final action at the next Stated 
Meeting. 

Your Special Committee on Revising Presbytery's Method 
of approving Sessional Records makes the following recom- 
mendations : 

1. That a Permanent Committee on "Sessional Records" 
be set up to consist of three ministers, divided into classes 
and serving terms similar to those of our other Permanent 
Committees, 

2. That the Duties of this Permanent Committee shall be 
as follows: a) to receive the Sessional Records from the rep- 
resentatives of the Churches at the Spring Meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

b) to direct the work of Presbytery, sitting as a Com- 
mittee of the Whole, in surveying these Records. 

c) to sign these Records, through its Chairman, follow- 
ing a notation as to the action taken by Presbytery with refer- 
ence to these Respective Records. 

d) to report its findings to Presbytery for its adoption. 

e) to return the Records to the Representatives of the 
Churches. 

Respectfuly submitted, 

J. W. Stewart, Jr., Chairman, 
W. H. Johnston, 
Chas. M. Boyd. 

The Clerk was authorized to print a supply of instructions 
for Clerks of Sessions. 



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Home Mission Emergency Fund — The apportionments for 
the Home Mission Emergency Fund were approved and are 
as follows: 

The THIRD HOME MISSION EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN 
is getting under way. The Assembly has a goal of $335,000.00. 
Of this the Synod of North Carolina is asked to raise $63,- 
717.00. Mecklenburg Presbytery has been assigned a quota 
of $16,080.00. 

Your Stewardship Committee has been asked to apportion 
this. At the meeting of the Presbytery on October 17th, 
1944, we are asking that the following amounts be approved 
for the churches as their part of the Home Mission Emer- 
gency in its third year: 



Albemarle First $250 
Albemarle Second 50 

Altan 10 

Amay James 5 

Amity 40 

Badin 40 

Banks 30 

Benton Hts. 20 

Avondale 25 

Bethany 10 

Bethel 40 

Bethlehem 20 

Beulah 16 

Biscoe 100 

Brainerd 20 

Caldwell Mem. 1,000 

Camden 20 

Cameronian 20 

Candor 40 

Camp Greene 50 
Central Steel 

Creek 90 

Charlotte First 2,600 

Charoltte Second 3,550 

Commonwealth 30 

Community 10 

Cook's Memorial 50 

Cornelius 15 

Ellerbe 30 
Erdman Love 

Chapel 10 

Hamlet 100 
Hawley Memorial 10 



Hopewell 120 

Huntersville 130 

Indian Trail 35 

Lee Park 10 

Lilesville 6 

Locust 12 

Macedonia 25 

Mallard Creek 60 

Mark's Creek 20 

Marshville 15 

Marston 10 

Matthews 40 

Monroe First 450 

Morgan M. 16 

Morven 35 

McGee 40 

McLean M. 10 

Myers Park 2,600 

Mt. Carmel 10 

Mt. Gilead 50 

Mulberry 130 

Newell 25 

Nevin 25 

Norman 10 

N. Charlotte 30 

Norwood 25 

Oakboro 10 

Pageland 1 5 

Paw Creek 170 

Pee Dee 10 

Plaza 125 

Philadelphia 75 

Pineville 50 



Pleasant Hill 45 

Providence 100 

Ramah 35 

Rehoboth 10 

Robinson 30 

Roberdell 10 

Rockingham 100 

Rourk 15 

Salem 10 

St. Andrews 125 

St. Paul 125 

Selwyn Ave. 100 

Sharon 150 

Siler 20 

Six Mile Creek 10 

South Park 10 

Steele Creek 900 

Stephenson 6 

Sugaw Creek 325 

Tabernacle 10 

Tenth Avenue 280 

Thomasboro 60 

Troy 40 

Unionville 10 

Unity 10 

Wadesboro 75 

Walkerville 15 

Waxhaw 50 

West Avenue 165 

Westminster 380 

Williams Mem. 100 

Wilmore 75 

Turner 10 



CHAS. M. BOYD, Moderator. 



. MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 51 

Ministers Examined — Letters of Transfer having been pre- 
sented Presbytery proceeded to examine the Rev. S. A. Ewart 
and the Rev. W. Chester Keller following prayer by the Rev. 
F. R. McAIister. The parts of trial as required by the Book 
of Church Order were held and sustained as satisfactory. The 
examination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory and 
these ministers were enrolled upon signing the Covenant. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work reported 
that a call for the pastoral services of the Rev. W. Chester 
Keller from the Tenth Avenue Church and a call for the pas- 
toral services of the Rev. S. A. Ewart from the Cornelius and 
Bethel Churches had been approved. These were placed in 
their hands and accepted. 

The following Commissions were appointed for conducting 
the installations: 

1. To install Mr. Ewart: On October 22nd, at Bethel at 
3:30 P. M. and at Cornelius at 6:00 P. M. Rev. J. W. Grier, 
Rev. W. H. Johnston, Rev. R. H. Stone, Ruling Elder R. A. 
Grier, alternate Ruling Elder Boyd Monteith. 

2. To install Mr. Keller: Rev. F. C. Debele to preside. Rev. 
J. L. Griggs to charge the pastor. Rev. R. F. Boyd alternate 
Minister; Ruling Elder T. M. Glasgow to charge the congre- 
gation. Ruling Elder A. R. Shaw, Jr., alternate. The Sermon 
is to be preached by the Rev. Cliff H. McLeod of Mooresville, 
N. C. 

In each case a quorum was set at two Ministers and one 
Ruling Elder. 

Amendments to Book of Church Order — ^The amendments 
to the Book of Church Order were docketed for consideration 
at the next stated session and the following committee ap- 
pointed to study them and make recommendations: Rev. R. 
F. Boyd, Chairman, Rev. C. N. Morrison, Ruling Elder, R. V. 
Kennedy. 

The Standing Committees on Judicial Business and on 
Bills and Overtures reported that no business had been 
brought to their attention. 



52 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Assembly's Minutes — ^The Standing Committee on Assem- 
bly's Minutes submitted the following report which was 
adopted : 

Your Committee on Assembly's Minutes calls attention to: 
1) The two cent per capita increases in Presbyterial Assess- 
ment made necessary largely by increased expenses in the 
office of the Stated Clerk of the Assembly; 2) the proposed 
addition to the Book of Church Order relative to Term Pas- 
torates (M. G. A. pp. 169-170) sent down to Presbytery for 
advice and consent, this advice to be reported before Feb. 1, 
1945. The committee recommends that in this connection a 
Special Committee be appointed to study this matter and re- 
port to the next Stated Session. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ROBT. TURNER, Chairman. 

Nominating Committee — Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro was elected 
to the Nominating Committee, Class of '47. 

The Clerk was instructed to have the records of Presby- 
tery bound and preserved, this authorization to continue in 
the future. 

Presbytery's Expense Fund — The per capita assessment 
for the Presbytery's Expense Fund was increased from fif- 
teen to seventeen cents. 

Request for Church Organizations — A request from fifty- 
two persons for the organization of a Presbyterian Church 
at the Avondale Chapel was granted and the following Com- 
mission appointed to organize: Rev. J. A. Jones, Rev. N. R. 
McGeachy, Rev. R. H. Stone, Ruling Elders Edgar McGee and 
W. H. Belk. 

A request from twenty-two persons for the organization 
of a Presbyterian Church at South Park was received and the 
Home Mission Committee was appointed a Commission to 
organize the Church if the way be clear. 

Evangelism — The Permanent Committee on Evangelism 
submitted the following report which was adopted: 

1. That Presbytery endorse and adopt the Presbyterian 
Evangelistic Campaign and put forth every effort to make it 
a success throughout its bounds. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 53 

2. That Presbytery set as its minimum evangelistic goal 
the winning of one soul for every ten members of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. INMAN, Chairman. 

Limited Pastorates — The Moderator appointed the follow- 
ing Special Committee to study and make recommendations 
concerning the matter of Limited Term Pastorates: Rev. C. 
M. Boyd, Rev. J. E. Wayland, Ruling Elder Hunter Marshall. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery voted to adjourn. 

The Presbytery was led in a closing prayer by the Rev. 
George Summey and adjourned to convene in the First 
Church, Monroe, N. C, on the 16th day of January, 1945. 

W. A. ALEXANDER, Moderator. 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk. 
J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk. 
J. R. ROSEBRO, Assistant Clerk. 



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Norwood, N. C. Rev. J. J. Douglas 

Charlotte, "Thomasboro Church Rev. C. E. White 

Sugaw Creek Church Rev. Q. N. Honeycutt 

Banks Church Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine 

Albemarle, N. C. Rev. Lynn R. Walker 

Charlotte, N. C, St. Paul ChurchRev. J. M. Walker 



Mt. Gilead, N. C. 
Candor, N. C. 
Steele Creek Church 
Brainard Church 

Philadelphia Church 

Charlotte, N. C, Mulberry Ch. 

Wadesboro, N. C. 

Robinson Church 

Charlotte, N. C, Sec. Church 

Ellerbe, N. C. 

Siler Church 

Mallard Creek Church 

Charlotte, N. C, First Church 
Pineville, N. C. 

Central Steele Creek Church 
Hopewell Church 

Steele Creek Church 
Monroe, N. C, First Church 

Charlotte, N. C, First Church 
Charlotte, N. C, Myers Park Ch 
Unionville, N. C. 
Mallard Creek, Derita, N. C. 

Caldwell Mem., Charlotte, N. C. 
Sugaw Creek, Charlotte, N. C. 
Pageland, S. C. 
Amity, Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilmore, Charlotte 
Rockingham, (N. C.) First 
Mint Hill, N. C, Philadelphia 
Charlotte, N. C, St. Paul 
Charlotte, N. C, West Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C, Tenth Ave. 
Beulah Church 
Williams Memorial 

Charlotte, N. C, First 
Charlotte, N. C, Second 
Salem Church 
Hopewell Church 
Huntersville Church 
Myers Park Church 
Paw Creek Church 
Mallard Creek Church 

Plaza Church 
Steele Creek Church 
Benton Heights Church 
Sugaw Creek Church 
Commonwealth Church 
Sharon Church 
Philadelphia Church 
Steele Creek Church 



Rev. J. G. Garth 
Rev. S. B. Lyerly 

Rev. W. H. Frazer 
Rev. T. M. Stribling 
Rev. S. B. McLean 
Elder W. E. Price 
Rev. A. S. Johnson 
Rev. J. W. Stork 
Rev. M. B. Prince 
Rev. C. R. Nisbet 

Rev. LeRoy P. Burney 
Rev. A. A. Walker 

Elder Hunter Marshall, Jr. 
Rev. E. A. Dillard 



Rev. A. T. Taylor 
Rev. W. W. Akers 
Rev. W. H. Johnston 
Rev. E. G. Gammon 

Elder A. V. Russell 
Rev. J. C. Grier 
Rev. C. H. Little 
Rev. C. M. Boyd 

Rev. C. A. Harper 
Rev. R. A. Young 
Rev. W. G. Thomas 
Elder T. M. Glasgow 

Rev. D. P. McGeachy, Jr. 
Rev. W. B. Neill 
Rev. H. K. Holland 
Elder H. J. Spencer 
Rev. J. A. Redhead, Jr. 
Rev. J. S. Sibley 
Rev. C. D. Whiteley 
Rev. E. V. Wiley 

Rev. J. P. H. McNatt 
Rev. J. W. Grier 
Elder R. A. Grier 
Rev. C. C. Beam 
Rev. D. K. Snyder 
Rev. Jas. A. Jones 
Rev. A. L. McDuffie 
Elder W. Reid Garrison 

Rev. G. P. Stevens 
Rev. B. F. Yandell 
Rev. R. H. Stone 
Rev. M. R. Gibson 
Rev. Hunter B. Blakely 
Rev. R. E. Watts 
Rev. W. T. Smith 
Rev. W. A. Alexander 



MINUTES 



I 



MECKLENBURG 
PRESBYTERY 



Called Meeting 
Charlotte First Church — December 8, 1944 

167th Stated Session 
Monroe First Church — January 16, 1945 

Adjourned Meeting 
Charlotte Second Church — January 23, 1945 

16Sth Stofted Session 
Caldwell Memorial Church — April 17, 1945 

-¥^ -^ -^ 

Next Stated Session 
Stephenson Church — July 17, 1945 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



DOCKET SCHEDULE 



WINTER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Stewardship 

(b) Records of Presbytery 

(c) Foreign Missions 
Popular Meeting on Foreign 

Missions 
Election of Commissioners to 

General Assembly 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

SPRING MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Women's Work 

(b) Minister and His Work 

(c) Sessional Records 

(d) Sjmod's Minutes 

(e) Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions 

(f) Auditing 

Popular Meeting on Home Mis- 
sions 

Reports of Treasurers and 
Trustees 

New and Unfinished Business 

Place of Next Meeting 

Nominate Moderator 

Adopt Minutes 

Adjourn 



SUMMER MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committes 

(a) Ch. Ed. and Min. Relief 

(b) Sabbath Observance 

(c) Records of Presbytery 

(d) Religious Education 
Popular Meeting on Religious 

Education 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 

FALL MEETING 

Organization of Presbytery 
Communion Service 
History and Memorials 
Reception of Ministers and 

Candidates 
Calls for Pastors and Supplies 
Reports of Commissions and 

Committees 

(a) Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions 

(b) Synod's Home Missions 

(c) Minister and His Work 

(d) Bible Cause 

(e) Educational Institutions 

(f) Assembly's Minutes 

(g) Nominatiors 
(h) Orphans' Home 
(i) Evangelism 

Popular Meeting on Orphans' 

Home 
New and Unfinished Business 
Place, of Next Meeting 
Nominate Moderator 
Adopt Minutes 
Adjourn 



The Stated Session of Presbytery convenes at 10:00 A. M. 
on the third Tuesday in each quarter. 



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DIRECTORY 



OFFICERS OF THE PRESBYTERY 

» 

Rev. W. I. Howell, Moderator, Winter Meeting 
Rev. C. N. Morrison, Moderator, Spring Meeting 
Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Stated Clerk (1946) 
Rev. J. W. Stork, Permanent Clerk (1946) 
Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro, Assistant Clerk (1946) 
Rev. R. H. Stone, General Secretary (1947) 

TRUSTEES 

Davidson — Elected for Four Years: 

1946— Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. H. W. Moore, Charlotte; Mr. 

T. S. McPheeters, Charlotte. 
1948 — Rev. James A. Jones, Charlotte; Rev. Jno. A. Redhead, Jr. 

Presbytery — 

1945 — Mr. Neill Y. Pharr, Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. John James, Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr. W. A. Henderson, Monroe. 

COMMISSIONS 

The Minister and His Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker 

1945 — Rev. R. H. Stone; Mr. H. B. Patterson, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. C. G. McClure; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. Jn. S. Cansler, Charlotte. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 
Home Missions: 

Chairman — Mr. R. A. Grier. 

1945 — Rev. W. H. Johnston; Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr.; Mr. W. H. Belk, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Rev. W. I. 
Howell, Jr.; Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte; Mr. W. A. Hender- 
son, Monroe. 

1947 — Rev. F. R. McAlister; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. E. Watts, 
Mr. Rufus A. Grier. Charlotte; Mr. Nat G. Speir, Charlotte. 

Religious Education: 

Chairman — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr. 

1945 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Rev. C. N. Morrison; Dr. E. H. Hand, 
Pineville; Mr. J. B. Kuykendall, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. J. L. Griggs; Rev. Holmes Rolston; Mr. J. Wm. Thomp- 
son, Charlotte; Mr. A. B. Mackey, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. J. 0. Mann; Rev. G. Dana Waters; Mr. Henry E. 
Matthews, Charlotte; Mr. J. N. Stribling, Charlotte. 



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PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Advisory to the General Secretary: 

Chairman — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr. 

1945 — Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Mr. A. R. Craig, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
. 1947 — Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Mr. R. A. Grier, Charlotte. 

Assembly's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro. 

1945 — Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro; Mr. D. F. Westmoreland, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. J. C. Grier; Mr. Jn. D. Elliott, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. G. F. Houck; Mr. R. R. Grier. 

Auditing: 

Chairman — Mr. J. P. Robinson. 
1945 — Mr. J. P. Robinson, Charlotte. 
1946 — Mr. G. B. Chapman, Charlotte. 
1947~Mr. W. N. Ward, Charlotte. 

Bible Cause: 

Chairman — Rev. Robt. F. Boyd. 

1945 — Rev. Robt. F. Boyd; Mr. J. C. Kuck, Rt. 1, Charlotte. 

1946— Rev. W. T. Smith; Mr. J. M. Russell, Newell. 

1947 — Rev. H. E. Carter; Mr. Harvey B, Hunter, Charlotte. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1945 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Dr. R. H. Laflferty, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. J. L. Griggs; Mr. W. T. Dunlap, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. F. S. Johnston; Mr. J. M. Shinn, Charlotte. 

Educational Institutions: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

1945 — Rev. Jas. A. Jones; Mr. Geo. E. Wilson, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. C. B. Choate, Rt. 3, Charlotte. 
1947 — Mr. J. W. Thomson, Charlotte; Mr. W. R. Garrison, Char- 
lotte. 

Evangelism: 

Chairman — Rev. S. M. Inman. 

1945 — Rev. B. F. Yandell; Mr. T. M. Glasgow, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. S. M. Inman; Mr. H. C. Alexander, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. C. G. McClure; Mr. H. J. Spencer, Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 5 

Examinations : 

1. Experimental Piety — The Moderator. 

2. Academic Studies — 1945, Rev. M. R. Gibson; 1946, Rev. W. H. 
Frazer; 1947, Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

3. Languages — 1945, Rev. G. F. Houck; 1946, Rev. S. M. Inman; 
1947, Rev. R. F. Boyd. 

4. Natural and Exact Sciences — 1945, Rev. P. P. Thrower; 1946, 
Rev. R. F. Boyd; 1947, Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt. 

5. Mental and Moral Philosophy — 1945, Rev. R. E. Watts; 1946, 
Rev. C. G. McClure; 1947, Rev. F. C. Pratt. 

6. English Bible, Ethics, Logic, and Rhetoric — 1945, Rev. J. W. 
Stork; 1946, Rev. H. B. Blakely; 1947, Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro. 

7. Church History — 1945, Rev. C. D. Whiteley; 1946, Rev. R. L. 
McBath; 1947, Rev. W. H. Johnston. 

8. Theology — 1945, Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. J. P. Mann; 1946, Rev. 
C. D. Whiteley, Rev. Holmes Rolston; 1947, Rev. H, B. Blakely, 
Rev. W. M. Walsh. 

9. Church Government and the Sacraments — 1945, Rev. R. F. Boyd, 
Rev. W. B. Neill; 1946, Rev. R. A. Young, Rev. A. W. Shaw; 1947, 
Rev. S. M. Inman, Rev. J. L. Griggs. 

10. Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture — 1945, Rev. Holmes Rol- 
ston; 1946, Rev. R. E. Watts; 1947, Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

Foreign Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. C. H. Little. 

1945 — Rev. D. K. Snyder; Mr. A. S, Cathey, Paw Creek. 
1946— Rev. C. H. Little; Mr. J. N. Stribling, Charlotte. 
1947— Rev. J. E. Wayland, Dr. W. Z. Bradford. 

Nominations: 

Chairman — Rev. Holmes Rolston. 

1945 — Rev. S. M. Inman, Rev. J. Walton Stewart, Jr.; Mr. W. R. 
Garrison, Charlotte. 

1946 — Rev. Holmes Rolston; Rev. J. M. Walker; Mr. Hunter Mar- 
shall, Charlotte. 

1947 — Rev. R. A. Young; Rev. J. R. Rosebro; Mr. W. S. Cunning- 
ham, Charlotte. 

Orphans' Home: 

Chairman — Rev. J. W. Grier. 

1945— Rev. W. T. Smith; Mr. J. C. Crowell, Ch^rjotte. 
1946 — Rev. G. Dana Waters; Mr. David Ovens, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. J. W. Grier; Mr. N. C. White, Charlotte. 



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Sabbatk Observance: 

Chairman — Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

1945 — Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. R. L. Willis, Rt. 9, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. L. S. Boyd, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. P. P. Thrower; Mr. R. Fred Dunn, Charlotte. 

Sessional Records: 

Chairman — Rev. P. P. Thrower. 
1945 — Rev. G. F. Houck. 
1946 — Rev. S. A. Ewart. 
1947 — Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

Steivardship: 

Chairman — Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

1945 — Mr. H. C. Alexander, Charlotte; Mr. W. H. Abernathy, Char- 
lotte. 
1946 — Rev. C. M. Boyd; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. W. H. Johnston; Mr. W. Banks McClintock, Charlotte. 

Synod's Home Missions: 

Chairman — Rev. F. C. Debele. 

1945— Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr.; Mr. Jn. A. Kirk, Rt. 7, Charlotte. 
1946 — Rev. F. C. Debele; Mr. R. B. Collins, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. A. T. Taylor; Mr. J. B. Meacham, Jr., Charlotte. 

Women's Work: 

Chairman — Rev. J. M. Walker. 

1945 — Rev. Q. N. Huneycutt; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 
1946— Rev. J. M. Walker, Mr. W. M. Boyles, Charlotte. 
1947 — Rev. M. R. Gibson; Mr. Frank W. DeArmon, Charlotte. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES 

Defense Service Council; 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. J. A. Jones, Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Rev. R. H. Stone. 

Location and Relocation of Churches: 

Chairman — Rev. Jas. A. Jones. 

Rev. J. A. Jones; Rev. J. M. Walker; Rev. R. H. Stone; Rev. R. A. 
Young; Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Mr. R. S. Hutchison, Charlotte; Mr. E. 
E. Jones, Charlotte; Mr. W. E. Price, Charlotte; Mr. R. A. Grier, 
Charlotte. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF MINISTERS 



1. M. E. Sentelle, D.D. 42. 

2. G. P. Stevens 43. 

3. J. W. Grier 44. 

4. C. H. Little 45. 

5. J. G. Garth 46. 

6. J. W. Stork, D.D. 47. 

7. R. H. M. Brown 48. 

8. J. M. Walker, D.D. 49. 

9. W. H. Frazer, D.D. 50. 

10. Q. N. Huneycutt, Th.D. 51. 

11. M. E. Peabody. 52. 

12. W. B. S. Chandler 53. 

13. A. A. Walker, D.D. 54. 

14. C. C. Beam 55. 

15. S. B. McLean 56. 

16. W. H. Johnston 57. 

17. J. C. McGehee 58. 

18. B. F. Yandell 59. 

19. W. C. Copeland 60. 

20. J. C. Grier 61. 

21. T. R. Alexander 62. 

22. A. T. Taylor 6S. 

23. M. B. Prince, Jr. 64. 

24. H. C. Carmichael 65. 

25. W. A. Nicholson 66. 

26. W. B. Neill 67. 

27. A. H. Eraser 68. 

28. C. D. Whiteley D.D. 69. 

29. R. A. Young D.D. 70. 

30. Chas. M. Boyd, D.D. 71. 

31. A. H. Key 72. 

32. E. V. Wiley 73. 

33. Alfred L. Roberts 74. 

34. W. I. Howell, Jr. 75. 

35. D. K. Snyder 76. 

36. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr., D.D. 77. 

37. W. C. C. Foster 78. 

38. J. C. Neville 79. 

39. Ben. T. Harrop 80. 

40. Thomas H. Mitchell 81. 

41. C. N. Morrison 82. 



W. T. Smith 

Hunter B. Blakely, D.D. 

James A. Jones, D.D. 

H. L. Reaves 

J. S. Nisbet, D.D. 

J. L. Russell 

Jn. R. Rosebro, D.D. 

A. W. Shaw 

F. R. McAlister 
R. H. Stone 

R. E. Watts 

J. Walton Stewart, Jr. 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D. 

E. L. Flanagan 
L. L. Little, D.D. 
P. P. Thrower 

J. L. Griggs 

Holmes Rolston, D.D. 

Robert F. Boyd 

G. Dana Waters 

F. C. Debele, Jr. 
Charles G. McClure 
Sam M. Inman 
Geo. F. Houck 

J. 0. Mann 

H. E. Carter 

F. Clyde Pratt 

Jonas Barclay 

Carl G. Howie 

Robt. L. McBath 

W. M. Walsh, D.D. 

R. P. Walker, D.D. 

J. E. Wayland 

F. S. Johnston 

W. C. Keller 

S. A. Ewart 

O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

Waldo P. Robertson 

Sam'l. M. Glasgow, D.D. 

S. N. Milton 

Geo. H. Atkinson 



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ROLL OF CHURCHES 

Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Albemarle First David M. Morrow O. G. Whitley 

1029 E. Main St. 1044 Pee Dee Ave. 

Albemarle, N. C. Albemarle, N. C. 

Albemarle Second W. H. Boyce C. 0. Josey 

Park Avenue Park Ave. 

Albemarle, N. C. Albemarle, N. C. 

Altan J. B. Yarbrough G. W. Griffin 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Amay James Edgar Goodwin Ross Reid 

504 E. Boundry Box 132 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Amity J. C. Kuck James Sample 

Rt. 1, Charlotte, N. C. Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 

Avondale J. B. Meacham Hubert B. Jerman 

2922 Avondale 2909 Avondale 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Badin L. A. Fesperman S. E. Beck 

Badin, N. C. Badin, N. C. 

Banks J. S. Harvey M. C. Cunningham 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Benton Heights _J. Carl Williams Story V. Tucker 

Rt. 2, Box 34 Rt. 3, Monroe, N. C. 
Monroe, N. C. 

Bethany Jno. Rodwell W. L. Rape 

Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 4, Monroe, N. C. 

Bethel W. J. Knox H. B. Knox 

Huntersville, N. C. Davidson, N. C. 

Bethlehem I. D. Crowell I. D. Crowell 

Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N.C.Rt. 1, Indian Trail, N.C. 

Beulah J. P. Belk J. P. Belk 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Biscoe J. W. Ewing J. Edgar Maness 

Biscoe, N. C. Biscoe, N. C. 

Brainerd D. E. Blue Mrs. J. U. Thrower 

East Rockingham, N.C. Box 31 

East Rockingham, N.C. 

Caldwell Memorial _-_R. B. Collins D. E. Hipp 

339 Clement Ave. 1019 W. 6th St. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Camden J. Thomas Hildreth Miss Ethel Hildreth 

Rt. 3, Wadesboro, N.C. Belk Bros. Co. 

Wadesboro, N. C. 

Cameronian C. W. McLendon J. M. Bethune 

Pee Dee Mill, Rt. 1 Rt. 3, Rockingham, N. C. 

Rockingham, N. C. 
I' 

Camp Greene C. F. McPherson G. T. Woodside 

301 W. Palmer 2201 Greene St. 

Rt. 4, Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. G. 

Candor D. C. Ewing, Jr. Hoyle Lawdermilk 

Candor, N. C. Candor, N. C. 

Central Steele Creek _R. R. Grier T. M. Blackwelder 

Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

Charlotte First H. C. Alexander W. N. Ward 

Box 1413 202 W. Trade 

Charlotte, 1, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Charlotte Second J. T. Porter Mrs. Jas. T. Porter 

1207 S. Blvd 1207 So. Blvd. 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Commonwealth W. W. Kiser E. F. Cail 

Rt. 2, Charlotte, N. C. 3921 Commonwealth Ave. 

Charlotte, N. G. 

Community John Cox Mrs. Pink Sutton 

. Rt. 1, Box 71 Rt. 1, Rockingham, N. C. 
Rockingham, N. C. 

Cooks Memorial R. F. Dunn C. A. Dunn 

Rt. 9, Box 269 Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Cornelius W. C. Blakely T. L. Washam 

N. Main St. Catawba Ave. 

Cornelius, N. C. Cornelius, N. C. 

Ellerbe First ^^..J. H. McRae W. S. McRae 

Ellerbe, N. C. Ellerbe, N. C. 

Hawley Memorial Carton Billingsley Mrs. E. F. Billingsley 

Box 84, Polkton, N. C. Box 71, Polkton, N. C. 

Hamlet First S. O. Bauersfeld C. M. Pepper 

Entwistle St. 303 Henderson St. 

Hamlet, N. C. Hamlet, N. C. 

Hopewell Joe L. Puckett J. M. Blythe 

Rt. 1 Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 
Huntersville, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



Churckes Clerk of Session 

Huntersville John R. Barnette 

Huntersville, N. C. 

Indian Trail E. J. Stinson 

Indian Trail, N. C. 

Lee Park Grady Williams 

Rt. 1, Monroe, N. C. 

Lilesville Ben R. Wall 

Lilesville, N. C. 

Locust T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Macedonia __Daniel J. McCaskill 

Box 270, Candor, N.C, 

Mallard Creek W. B. Bingham 

Rt. 7, Box 612 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Marks Creek W. A. Wilkes 

Cognac, N. C. 

Marston A. W. McKay 

Cognac, N. C. 

Matthews G. C. Alexander 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C. 

McGee N. C. Long 

314 N. Hoskin Ave. 
Charlote, N. C. 

McLean W. M. Lovin 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Monroe First W. A. Henderson 

W. Franklin 
Monroe, N. C. 

Morgan Memorial Rafe Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Morven W. E. Steagall 

Morven, N. C. 

Mt. Carmel M. Lee Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

Mt. Gilead R. L. Martin 

Mt. Gilead, N. C. 



Treasurer 

J. B. Monteith 

Rt. 2, Huntersville, N. C. 

T. A. Biggers 

Box 68, Matthews, N. C. 

J. H. Baker 
112 S. Hayne 
Monroe, N. C. 

Mrs. John T. Wall 
Lilesville, N. C. 

T. M. Hartsell 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

Daniel J. McCaskill 
Box 270, Candor, N. C. 

Vester McLaughlin 
Rt. 7, Box 644 
Charlotte, 5, N. C. 

H. C. McRae 

Rt. 1, Hamlet, N. C. 

W. D. McKay 

Marston, N. C. 

J. W. Russell 
Rt. 1, Box 234 

Matthews, N. C. 

A. M. Cathey 

320 N. Hoskin Ave. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

J. D. McLean 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

D. B. Gettys 
Monroe, N. C. 

A. R. Williams 

Rt. 2, Stanfield, N. C. 

R. M. Hardison 
Morven, N. C» 

W. A. Mclnnis 

Rt. 1, Ellerbe, N. C. 

R. L, Martin 
Mt. Gilead, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Mulberry L. A. Marshall 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 

Myers Park A. J. Beall 

Commercial Bank Bldg 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Nevin J. H. Stewart 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C. 

Newell S. B. Wilson 

Newell, N. C. 

Norman C. E. Martin 

Norman, N. C. 

North Charlotte B. B. Young 

810 E. 36th St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Norwood J. H. McSwain 

Norwood, N. C. 

Oakboro E. O. Ross 

Box 196, Oakboro, N.C 

Pageland H. H. Houston 

Pageland, S. C. 

Paw Creek R. W. Summervillo 

Rt. 6, Charlotte, N.C. 

Peachland T. V. Howell 

Peachland, N. C. 

Pee Dee J. V. Ussery 

Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, N.C. 

Philadelphia --J. W. Morris 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. C. 

Pineville W. A. Rogers 

Pineville, N. C. 

Plaza C. A. Kirkpatrick 

1315 Matheson 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Pleasant Hill T. F. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

Providence F. B. Kuykendal 

Rt. 1, Matthews, N. C 



Treasurer 

W. M. Berryhill 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 

C. B. Ross 

.2338 Roswell Ave. 

Charlotte, 4, N. C. 

J. R. Button 
Rt. 7, Box 294 
Charlotte, 5 N. C. 

Wilbur X. Yerton 
Newell, N. C. 

C. E. Martin 
Norman, N. C. 

S. G. McLellan 
828 E. 36th St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Miss Va. Barnhart 
Norwood, N. C. 

Miss Viola Ross 

.Box 196, Oakboro, N.C. 

Dr. A. T. Munn 
Pageland, S. C. 

Wm. A. Cathey 
330 N. Hoskin 
Charlotte, N. C. 



Mrs. W. C. Ussery 
Rt. 3, Mt. Gilead, I\. C 

W. Olin Morris 

Rt. 3, Matthews, N. C 

Robert C. Hair 
Pineville, N. C. 

J. L. Fesperman 
3908 Monroe Rd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

C. C. Carothers 

Rt. 1, Pineville, N. C. 

Oliver Howard 

Rt. 3, Waxhaw, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session Treasurer 

Ramah J. G. Caldwell CD. Bradford 

Huntersville, N. C. Huntersville, N. C. 

Rehoboth E. J. Simms 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Roberdell W. T. Wicker W. T. Wicker 

Roberdell, N. C. Roberdell, N. C. 

Robinson Perry C. Hood Howard Brawley 

Rt. 1, Harrisburg, N.C. Rt. 8, Charlotte, N. C. 

Rockingham First T. D. Cameron M. C. McLeod 

E. Washington Watson Bldg. 

Rockingham, N. C. Rockingham, N. C. 

Rourk J. C. Watson Leroy McAuley 

Rt.3, Rockingham, N.C. Rt. 3, Rockingham, N.C. 

St. Andrews J. W. Craig, Jr. A. A. Clark 

2121 Rozell's Fer. Rd. Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

St. Paul J. D. Woodside T. Mack Hill 

1801 Plaza 1715 Plaza 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Salem George Watts Mrs. L, T. Gill 

Rt. 1, Pageland, S. C. Box 301, Polkton, N. C. 

Selwyn Avenue B. S. Gray Dr. W. P. Weeks 

Rt. 2, Box 649 A 2717 Picardy PL 

Charlotte, N. C. Charlotte, N. C. 

Sharon D. J. Sullivan E. F. Smith 

Rt. 2, Charlotte 3 N.C.Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 

Siler Avery Plyler Carr Price 

Waxhaw, N. C. Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 

Six Mile Creek J. R. Perry J. R. Perry, Sr. 

15 Academy St. W. Academy St. 

Ft. Mill, S. C. Ft. Mill, S. C. 

South Park Harold C. Hovis M. D. Phillips 

Rt. 3, Charlotte, N. C. 2800 S. Blvd. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Steele Creek Rufus A. Grier Otto C. Brown 

Rt. 3, Charlotte, 3, N.C.Rt. 3, Charlotte 3, N. C. 

Stephenson Worth Stinson Worth Stinson 

Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. Rt. 2, Monroe, N. C. 



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Churches Clerk of Session 

Sugaw Creek J. P. Robinson 

1324 Biltmore Dr. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Tabernacle O. L. Efird 

Rt. 2, Marshville, N.C. 

Tenth Avenue A. B. Mackey 

616 Mt. Vernon Ave. 
Charlotte, 3, N. C. 

Thomasboro H. P. Cathey 

Hovis Cr. 

Charlotte, N. C. 

Troy C. N. Eckerson 

Troy, N. C. 

Turner J. C. Richardson 

Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 

Unionville J. V. Mullis 

Unionville, N. C. 

Wadesboro C. A. Bland 

West Ave. 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

Walkersville S. H. McCain 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

Waxhaw T. R. Nisbet 

Waxhaw, N. C. 

West Avenue R. L. Smith 

2339 Morton St. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Westminster H. G. Robinson 

1418 Kenilworth 
Charlotte, N. C. 

Williams Memorial J. I. Hutchison 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

Wilmore H. K. Youngblood 

508 Spruce 
Charlotte, N. C. 



Treasurer 

Z. V. Kiser 

Rt. 7, Charlotte, N. C, 



C. C. Moore 

Rt. 2, Marshville, N. C. 

A. R. Pegram 
2049 Greenway 
Charlotte, N. C. 

M. R. Moore 

Rt. 5, Charlotte, N. C. 

C. W. Safrit 
Troy, N. C. 

D. E. Glenn 

Rt. 5, Monroe, N. C. 

Mrs. Maud M. Brooks 
Unionville, N. C, 

J. V. Henderson 
Wadesboro, N. C. 

H. L. Strawn 

Rt. 2, Waxhaw, N. C. 

T. R. Nisbet 
Waxhaw, N. C. 

Richard Wilkinson 
513 Grandin Rd. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

H. Harold Thompson 
2135 Avondale Ave. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

E. L. McConnell 

Rt. 9, Charlotte, N. C. 

H. K. Youngblood 
508 Spruce 
Charlotte, N. C. 



14 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Called Meeting of Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 



Charlotte, N. C. 
December 8 1944 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in special session in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 2:00 P. M. 
with the Moderator, Rev. W. A. Alexander, presiding, and was 
led in prayer by the Rev. W. I. Howell. 

The Roll — ^The following were present and were enrolled : 

Ministers — Robt. F. Boyd, S. A. Ewart, J. G. Garth, J. L. Griggs, 
W. I. Howell, W. H. Johnston, W. Chester Keller, F. R. McAlister, R. 
L. McBath, F. C. Pratt, M. B. Prince, Jr., Holmes Rolston, J. A. Red- 
head, Jr., Jn. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., R. H. 
Stone, J. M. Walker, R. P, Walker, G. Dana Waters, J. E. Wayland, E. 
V. Wiley, B. F. Yandell, R. A. Young, W. A. Alexander, Neill R. Mc- 
Geachy. — 26. 

Ruling Elders — J. Marshall Davenport, J. H. McRae. — 2 
Rev. Hugh Hamilton of Enroee Presbytery, was introduced as a 
visiting brother. 

A quorum being present, Presbytery proceeded to its busi- 
ness. 

The Call — The call for this meeting was read and found in 

order, and is as follows: 

Charlotte, N. C. 
November 29, 1944 

Constitutional Requirements having been complied with the Presby- 
tery of Mecklenburg is hereby called to meet at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Charlotte on Friday, December 8th, 1944, at 2:00 P. M. to 
transact the following business if the way be clear: 

1. — To dissolve the pastoral relation between the Rev. W. A. Alex- 
ander and the First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, and to grant 
him a letter of transfer to Red River Presbytery. 



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2. — To dissolve the pastoral relation between the Rev. Robt. Turner 
and the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, and to grant him a 
letter of transfer to Concord Presbytery. 

3. — To receive the Rev. W. P. Robertson from the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville. 

4 — To receive the Rev. O. C. Williamson from the Presbytery of 
Orange, and to arrange for his installation as Pastor of the Cook's 
Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

5 — To attend to any matters arising out of the above. 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR. 
Stated Clerk 



Ministers Dismissed — ^The Rev. W. A. Alexander requested 
that the pastoral relation between himself and the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Charlotte be dissolved that he might 
accept a call to the First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport, 
Louisiana. The Church concurred in the request. This re- 
quest was granted, effective December 31, 1944, and he was 
granted a Letter of Transfer to Red River Presbytery. 

Rev. Robert Turner requested that the pastoral relation be- 
tween himself and the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe 
be dissolved that he might accept a call to the position of 
General Secretary for the Presbytery of Concord. The Church 
concurred in the request. This request was granted, effective 
January 1, 1945, and he was given a Letter of Transfer to 
Concord Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to write letters of commen- 
dation concerning these brethren to the Presbyteries to which 
they are going. 

Ministers Received — The Rev. O. C. Williamson presented a 
Letter of Transfer from Orange Presbytery. The Rev. W. P. 
Robertson presented a Letter of Transfer from Fayetteville 
Presbytery. These were found in order. After the usual 
examinations had been given and sustained as satisfactory, 
these ministers were received into the Presbytery and en- 
rolled upon signing the Covenant. 

Commission Appointed — A Call for the pastoral services 
of the Rev. 0. C. Williamson from the Cook*s Memorial Church 
was read, found in order, and placed in Mr. Williamson's 



16 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



hands. After he had signified his acceptance, the following 
commission was appointed to install him as pastor of the said 
Church : 

Rev. Jn. R. Rosebro to preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions; Rev. N. R. McGeachy to preach the Sermon; Rev. J. M. 
Walker to charge the Congregation; Ruling Elder R. A. Grier, Steele 
Creek, to charge the Congregation; Alternates: Rev. J. O. Mann, Ruling 
Elder Plato Davenport, Paw Creek. The Installation Service is to be 
held at 3:30 P. M., December 17th, 1944. 

A quorum was set at two Ministers and one Ruling Elder. 

Rev. S. M. Inman was elected to serve on the Permanent 
Committee on Nominations, filling the unexpired term of the 
Rev. W. A. Alexander. 

Other vacancies occasioned by the tranfer of Dr. Alexander 
and Mr. Turner were referred to the Committee on Nomi- 
nations. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned following prayer led by the Rev. 
M. B. Prince. 

W. A. ALEXANDER, Moderator 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk 

JNO. R. ROSEBRO, Assistant Clerk 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 17 

The One Hundred Sixty-Seventh 
Stated Session oF Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 



First Presbyterian Church 
Monroe, N. C. 
January 16, 1945 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-Seventh Stated Session in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Monroe, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., on the above date. 

The last Moderator present, the Rev. W. T. Smith, presided. 

The Presbytery was led in the invocation by the Rev. J. M. 
Walker. 

The Moderator preached on the subject ''The Salt of the 
Earth" using as his text Matthew 5:13. 

Memorials — The following Memorials were read and adopted 
by a rising vote. Prayer on behalf of the bereaved families 
was offered by the Rev. J. W. Stork. 

REV. R. S. BURWELL 

Rev. Richard Spotswood Buiwell, D. D. was born in Hillsboro, N. C, 
July 8, 1853, the son of Rev. Robert Burwell and Margaret Anna Rob- 
ertson Burwell. He attended Kings Mountain Military Academy, York- 
ville, S. C. and Davidson College from which he was graduated in 
1875. His theological course was taken at Union Seminary then located 
at Hampdan-Sydney, Va. He received the degree of Bachelor of Divin- 
ity from that institution in the spring of 1878. He was licensed by 
Orange Presbytery at New Bern, N. C, April 29, 1878, and was or- 
dained by Dallas Presbytery at Cleburne, Texas, April 12, 1879. 

Dr. Burwell's ministry was long and successful, covering a period of 
47 years. He served in the following fields: Princeton, Mo., summer 
of 1878; West Fork and Denton, Texas, 1878 to 1883; Graham, Texas, 
1883 to 1884; back to Denton, Texas, until 1886; Morrilton, Ark., 
1886 to 1908; Ozark, Ala., 1908 to 1910; New Hope Church, Gaston 
County, N. C, 1910 to 1917; Hopewell Church, Mecklenburg County, 
1917 to 1925. He retired from active service in 1925 and moved to 
Davidson, N. C. where he spent the remainder of his life. Davidson 
College .conferred the degree of D. D. on him in 1927. 



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Dr. Burwell was first married to Miss Julia Blair of Tyler, Texas on 
Oct. 2, 1882. She died Oct. 26, 1892. On May 6, 1897 he married 
Miss Blanche Franklin of Gallatin, Tenn., who survives him. He is 
also survived by one child, Mrs. J. Gerald Murphy of Davidson, N. C. 

Dr. Burwell was a faithful preacher of the Gospel of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. He was a humble worker in the vineyard of our Lord. 
The author of this memorial enjoyed the privilege of knowing Dr. 
Burwell intimately, and in his opinion Dr. Burwell came nearer being 
a perfect Christian gentleman than any man he has ever known. 

Dr. Burwell died Nov. 6, 1944. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. GRIER 



REV. J. S. SIBLEY 

Julian Scales Sibley was bom at Columbus, Ga., August 27, 1867, 
the son of William Crapton Sibley and Jane Eliza Thomas. He received 
his B. A. degree from Erskine College in 1887 and his B. Th. from 
Louisville Seminary in 1896. 

He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Louisville in 1895 
and was ordained by the Presbytery of Upper Missouri on October 7, 
1896. 

He was married to Miss Cora Bee Haddon of Due West, S. C. who 
survives him, together with his three sons. 

During his lifetime Dr. Sibley had an active and profitable ministry 
for the Master. 

He served the following pastorates: 

1896-97 The church of Lawson, Missouri, and at the same time 
served as stated supply of the Bethel Church. 

1897-1900 Wallace Church in Atlanta, Ga. 

1900-1904 Winchester, Va. 

1904-1911 First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, Fla. 

1911-1914 Stuart Robinson Memorial Church, Louisville, Ky. 

1915-1919 Tenth Avenue Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

1919-1923 First Presbyterian Church, Waycross, Ga. 

1923-1926 First Church, Gainesville, Ga. 

1926-1927 Presbyterian Church of Water Valley, Miss. 

1927-1933 First Church of Shelby ville, Tenn. 

In 1933 he retired from the pastorate but continued his work of 
preaching the Gospel serving as a supply pastor and evangelist in 
Charlotte, N. C. from 1933 to 1935 and serving the Camp Greene 
and Nevin Churches as supply in 1936. 



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After a life of seventy seven years and a ministry of over 48 years 
this faithful servant of our Lord was called to his eternal reward on 
December 12, 1944 after an illness of ten days, the result of a fall. 

As the name of Julian Scales Sibley is transferred from the records 
of Mecklenburg Presbytery to the records of the Church of the First- 
born those who knew him will long remember his consecration to the 
cause of Christ, his gentle and loving spirit, his deep concern for the 
welfare of his fellow men, and his longing for souls to be brought to 
the Master. Those who have had the privilege of working side by side 
with Dr. Sibley will always cherish his memory as a friend and helper 
in the things of the Kingdom. 

Mecklenburg Presbytery has lost a faithful servant but the things 
that he has done among us for the Master will live long and continue 
to create for him among men an ever widening circle of influence. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. INMAN 



REV. T. F. HUNEYCUTT 

Rev. Theodore F. Huneycutt was born February 6, 1888, near Stan- 
field, N. C. Early in life he felt the call to the Gospel Ministry. After 
completing his preparation in the public schools of Stanly County, and 
at Hollis, N. C, he taught in the Stanly County schools for a number 
of years. 

He was licensed to preach in the Baptist denomination, August, 1907, 
and was ordained August, 1917. Mr. Huneycutt entered the Presby- 
terian ministry September 11, 1922. His first work in this denomina- 
tion was Stated Supply at Beulah, Salem, and Pageland. He was 
called in 1923 to become pastor of the Morgan Memorial Church. A 
few years later, the Locust, Oakboro, and Stanfield Churches were 
added to his charge. On account of ill health he gave up all churches 
except Morgan Memorial, continuing this work until he went to be 
with the Lord on September 17, 1944. 

The Rev. Mr. Huneycutt was twice married. His first marriage was 
to Miss Cora Huneycutt of Locust, N. C. She died a few years later 
leaving one daughter, Rachael. 

In 1918 he was married to Miss Minnie Huneycutt. He is survived 
by his widow and five children: Susie, Sybil, Usel, June Rose, and 
Theodore, Jr. 

This servant of God was truly a meek man, caring nought for the 
honor and emoluments this world holds out to lure us away from Him 
who said, "I am meek and lowly in heart." His chief pay was in minis- 
tering in places accounted of little or no prominence by those of less 
spiritual perception. His ministry was spent out beyond where the 
bands stop playing and where the only romance is that of redeeming 
love. 



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He was not only a meek man but also a wise man. He gave earnest 
heed to the Scriptural exhortation not to be wise in our own conceits 
but seek that wisdom which is from above. He believed that "he that 
winneth souls is wise" and "they that be wise shall shine as the bright- 
ness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as 
the stars for ever and ever." 

This soldier of the Cross grew tired, wounded, and weak campaign- 
ing for the Captain of his salvation and was reassigned last Septem- 
ber to heavenly service. May God's marvelous grace comfort and 
keep his family is our prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. WHITELEY 



ROBERT J. McILWAINE 

Rev. Robert J. Mcllwaine died December 15, 1944, in a hospital 
in Charlotte, N. C, and was buried at Banks Church in Union County, 
after a funeral service at his childhood church on December 17. He 
fell in his home in Monroe on December 13, and passed away two 
days later. He leaves a wife, who was Miss Delia Shields, of Car- 
thage, N. C, whom he married July 28, 1898, and two sons, Ardrey 
Shields Mcllwaine, and Robert Erskine Mcllwaine, and one grandson, 
child of Dr. A. S. Mcllwaine. 

Robert James Mcllwaine was born near Rehoboth Church, March 
16, 1860, and was 84 years of age at his death. He was the son of 
Dr. William Mcllwaine and his wife, Levicy Potts Mcllwaine. He 
attended the Hopewell High School, and went to Union Theological 
Seminary in 1892-94. He was ordained by Mecklenburg presbytery 
July 27, 1895, having been licensed the previous year, 

Mr. Mcllwaine became pastor at Long Creek and Shiloh churches, 
and was stated supply to the Kings Mountain group in 1898 to 1901. 
These churches were then in Mecklenburg presbytery. From 1901 to 
1907, he was pastor in East Alabama presbytery at Pea River Church 
and its group. Due to a breakdown in health, he moved to Montreat 
in 1908 and remained there until 1910, when he became evangelist in 
Union County, North Carolina, where he spent 24 years in developing 
Presbyterian churches, erecting over 20 manses and churches, and 
probably accomplishing more in home missions than any other man in 
the Southern Presbyterian church. He retired from active service in 
1934, being put on the Honorably Retired list by the presbytery of 
Mecklenburg. 

The home mission work in Union County holds a unique place in 
the annals of the church, and is immediately connected with the in- 
terest of the Belk brothers, William, Henry and John M. Belk, of 
Monroe and Charlotte. 



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When W. H. Belk began his unusual career as a merchant in 1888, 
his business began at once to prosper, and he invited his brother, Dr. 
John M. Belk, to join him, which John did, and gave up his calling as 
a physician to enter mercantile business. 

The Presbyterian church in Monroe was the only Presbyterian church 
in Union County in 1888 when Belk brothers began their interest in 
missions. We must except old Tirzah church in Union County, but in 
Bethel presbytery. The first minister they supported in this work was 
Rev. Jonas Barclay in 1891-92. Mr. Barclay was succeeded by Rev. 
William Black, 1893-94, and he in turn was succeeded by Rev. M. C. 
Arrowood who served from 1894 to 1897. 

Home mission matters rocked along for 13 years, with varying 
progress, until 1910, when Robert J. Mcllwaine came down from Mon- 
treat to take charge of the work sponsored by the Messrs. Belk. And 
for 24 years, this faithful minister pioneered in vacant fields specializ- 
ing in Union County. To trace the development of this work would 
require more space than is at our disposal, and research in the minutes 
of Mecklenburg presbytery. Suffice it to say that Mr. Mcllwaine*s 
work resulted in the organization of nine churches and in the construc- 
tion of over 20 churches and manses. 

Mr. Mcllwaine 's consecration and industry were outstanding. He 
was tireless in preaching, faithful in the care of the churches, and 
often superintended the construction of these buildings personally. 
He was pastor as well as preacher, and his name became a household 
word all over Union County, not only in Presbyterian homes, but 
also in others of various denominations. He was ever on the alert for 
the sick and needy, and many rise up and call him blessed. 

Since his retirement in 1934 he has been of invaluable help in 
advice to the churches and ministers, who prized his counsel, and 
sought his help. He also continued his life as a student and in reading 
and attended the house of God when health permitted. He followed 
his old work with deep interest and constant prayer. He took great 
delight in cultivating his garden and flowers. 

Brother Mcllwaine's funeral was attended by a great congregation 
of friends, and the services consisted of the usual rites combined with 
tributes to the life and work of God's servant. He lies buried beside 
his parents and his brothers and sisters. One of his brothers. Dr. W. E. 
Mcllwaine lived to be 90 years old with a ministry lasting 63 years. 

This distinguished family of four brothers and two sisters all lived 
to advanced ages, the youngest dying at 72. It could be said of them 
all, they all bore fruit in old age. Brother Mcllwaine came to his 
end as a shock of corn in his season, gathered in the granary of the 
Heavenly Father and treasured for his character and service to the 
kingdom. 

Churches and Manses Built By Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine 

The home mission work of Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine was such an out- 
standing achievement that some permanent record of it ought to be 
made. 1 have asked Mrs. Mcllwaine to give me a list which she has 



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done from memory. Altan church was first built as a school, and Belk 
brothers helped on it. This academy was remodeled as a church, 
burned and was rebuilt, under the leadership of Mr. Mcllwaine. 
Bethany church, six miles from Altan, was organized and the church 
built. 

Siler church was organized by J. W. Siler, but Mr. Mcllwaine served 
this church and two men entered the ministry under his leadership, 
T. M. Davis, and Jay McDonald Davis. 

Mr. Mcllwaine built a manse at Walkersville, and built two churches 
at Rehoboth, near Waxhaw, one having burned. He organized Indian 
Trail and built church and manse. He organized Unionville and built 
church and manse. He organized Stephenson and built the church. 
He organized Lee Park and built church and manse. He built Benton 
Heights chapel, not the present building and secured a manse. He 
organized Beulah and built the church. He built the church at Badin. 
He led in repairs at Polkton and Peachland. He organized Turner 
and built church. He organized Morgan Memorial and built the church. 
He secured a manse at Pageland and repaired Salem church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. GARTH 



L. T. GILL 

Leonard Thurston Gill was born in Bridgenorth, England, March 12, 
1872, and died on July 28, 1944, in Pageland, S. C. He was the 
son of Joshua Gill and Maria Norton Gill. He was educated in the 
English schools, and was graduated from the Gloucester University 
School. Following the completion of his studies in the schools of Eng- 
land, he came to America and pursued his graduate studies in the 
University of Texas at the same time that he took his theological 
training in Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, from which he 
was graduated in 1905. 

Mr. Gill was three times married. First to Miss Mary Dudley, the 
daughter of a Presbyterian minister. Rev. Charles Rufus Dudley. To 
this union were born some children, one or two of whom died in 
infancy. Only one grew to maturity, Miss Ruth Gill, who survives her 
father and lives in Memphis, Tenn. 

On October 6, 1934, he married Miss Gladys Lee Tucker who sur- 
vives him. 

After his graduation from the Austin Presbyterian Tlieological 
Seminary Mr. Gill was licensed (1904) and ordained (1905) by West- 
ern Texas Presbytery. His ministerial service began with a pastorate 
at Beeville, Texas, 1905-1906; then at Waxahachie, Texas, 1906- 
1907. He was evangelist and superintendent of home missions in 
Western Texas Presbytery, 1907-1911. He served in this same ca- 
pacity in Mecklenburg Presbytery in the Sjmod of North Carolina, 



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1911-1925. Upon his return to the service in 1934 he was stated 
supply of Marshville, Peachland and Polkton churches in Mecklenburg 
Presbjrtery, 1934-1935; and from 1935 to the time of his death he 
served as pastor of Beulah, Pageland and Salem churches, also in 
Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

Mr. Gill was a stirring preacher and a successful evangelist. There 
are, no doubt, many who can count the persuasive power of his 
preaching as the first human influence that turned their minds and 
hearts toward God and won them to the joy of His salvation through 
faith in Jesus Christ. It was truly a great service that Mr. Gill ren- 
dered as superintendent of home missions in Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery; but perhaps the finest work of his life was done in his last years 
as pastor of a group of home mission churches in unsparing ministry 
to a people whose story is told in "short and simple annals." 

"Thy comfort comes through pain, 

Thy tender hand the burden lifts, 
And hope shines through the cloud in golden rifts. 

And unto those who trust Thee come again 
Courage and peace and all such kindred gifts, 

'Clear shining after rain'." 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. JOHNSTON 



Roll — ^The following were present and were enrolled or were 
enrolled during the meeting: 

Ministers — J. W. Grier, C. H. Little, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, J. M. 
Walker, Q. N. Huneycutt, W. H. Johnston, B. F. Yandell, A. T. Taylor, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, M. R. Gibson, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. 
Young, C. M. Boyd, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, W. I. Howell, Jr., D. K. 
Snyder, Jn. A. Redhead, C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, Jas, A. Jones, 
H. L. Reaves, W. R. Buhler, Jn. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, P: R. McAl- 
Isiter, N. R. McGeachy, R. H. Stone, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Wm. A. 
Brown, P. P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston, R. F. Boyd, F. C. 
Debele, G. Dana Waters, C. G. McClure, S. M. Inman, G. F. Houck, 
J. O. Mann, H. E. Carter, Jonas Barclay, R. P. Walker, J. E. Way- 
land, F. S. Johnston, W. C. Keller, S. A. Ewart, O. C. Williamson, 
W. P. Robertson — 53. 

Ruling Elders — J. C. Kuck, Amity; J. G. Williams, Benton Heights; 
P. C. Kelley, Bethel; I. D. Cramell, Bethlehem; R. S. Bigham, Cald- 
well Memorial; W. M. Farmer, Camp Greene; C. B. Choat, Central 
Steele Creek; W. B. McClintock, Charlotte First; H. F. Wolfe, Char- 
otte Second; O. L. Bellinger, Commonwealth; R. L. Willis, Cooks Me- 
morial; C. G. Pepper, Hamlet First; A. R. Shaw, Jr., Hopewell, M. G. 
Gibson, Huntersville; T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail; J. R. Maness, Mace- 
donia; L. C. Hunter, Mallard Creek; C. P. Hipp, McGee; W. R. Kirk- 
man, Monroe First; W. E. Stegall, Morven; R. L. Martin, Mt. Gilead; 



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Jn. S. Cansler, Myers Park; S. A. McClellan, North Charlotte; F. H. 
Story, Norwood; E. O. Ross, Oakboro; H. H. Houston, Pageland; W. M. 
Wingate, Paw Creek; C. S. Harkey, Philadelphia; J. R. Miller, Pine- 
ville; J. D. Elliott, Plaza; S. A. Wingate, Pleasant Hill; W. C. Flowers, 
Robinson; R. C. Heyward, Rockingham First; R. H. Blackwelder, Sr., St. 
Andrews; J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; J. R. Baillie, Selwyn Ave.; H. Q. Kirk- 
patrick, Sharon; Page Price, Siler; R. W. Bergler, Steele Creek; W. M. 
Presley, Stephenson; W. R. Garrison, Sugaw Creek; O. L. Efird, Taber- 
nacle; J. M. Davenport, Tenth Ave.; W. F. McCall, Thomasboro; J. V. 
Mullis, Unionville; R. J. Belk, Waxhaw; G. T. Wingate, West Ave.; 
J. L. Capps, Westminster; Robt. N. Williams, Williams Memorial; E. H. 
Barnette, Wilmore; E. W. McKnight, Avondale — 53. 

Visiting Brethren — The following were introduced and were 
invited to sit as visiting brethren: Chaplain D. M. Mounger, 
Central Mississippi Presbytery; Rev. D. T. Caldwell, East 
Hanover Presbytery ; Rev. Robt. Turner, Concord Presbytery ; 
Rev. Andrew Allison, Meridian Presbytery; Rev. Jno. Aiken, 
Monroe Baptist Church. ' 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were 
introduced. 

The Stated Clerk announced that a quorum was present 
and Presbytery was led in the opening prayer. 

Election of Moderator — The Rev. W. I. Howell was elected 
Moderator, Ruling Elder David Ovens, nominated at the last 
Stated Session, being absent because of illness. 

Committee on Arrangements — ^The Committee on Arrange- 
ments submitted the following report which was adopted: 

That the Docket as printed be followed; that Presbytery take recess 
at 12:45 P. M. and reconvene at 2:00 P. M.; that the following special 
orders be observed: 11:45 A. M. Foreign Mission Report; 1st Order 
of Afternoon the nomination of the Moderator; 2nd Order of After- 
noon the election of Commissioners to the Assembly; 3rd Order of 
Afternoon the report of the Defense Service Council. Presbytery is 
to adjourn at will. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBT. TURNER (for the Committee) 

DOCKET 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. W. T. Smith. 

2. History of the Monroe First Church. 

3. Memorials: Rev. L. T. Gill; Rev. J. S. Sibley; Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine. 

4. Enrollment, Members of Presbytery, Visiting Brethren, Introduc- 
duction of Ruling Elders present for first time. 



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5. Election of Moderator — Ruling Elder David Owens, Nominee 

6. Committee on Arrangements. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

(1) Records of Presbytery 

(2) Bills and Overtures 

(3) Judicial Business 

(4) Resolutions 

(5) Installations 

8. Communications 

9. Reception of Ministers and Candidates 

10. Calls for Pastors and Supplies 

11. Foreign Mission Program — Rev. Chas. H. Little 

12. Defense Service Council — Rev. Jas. A. Jones 

13. Reports of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Evangelism — Rev. S. M. Inman 

(2) Foreign Missions — Rev. Chas. H. Little 

(3) Stewardship — Rev. Chas. M. Boyd 

14. Reports of Commissions: 

(1) Minister and His Work — Rev. J. M. Walker 

(2) Installations of Ministers 

15. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly 

16. Reports of Standing Committees (See 7 above) 

17. Unfinished Business: 

(a) Revision of Manual 

(b) Limited Term Pastorates — Dr. Chas. M. Boyd (M.G.A. 
pp. 167-170) 

(c) Amendments to Bk. Ch. 0. — Rev. Robt. Boyd (M.G.A. 
pp. 152-162) 

(d) Other matters 

18. New Business 

19. Nomination of Moderator (First Order after Lunch) 

20. Time and Place of Next Meeting 

21. Adoption of Minutes 

22. Adjournment 

Communications — The Stated Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communications which were referred or disposed of as 
follows : 

1. A proposed overture presented by the Rev. W. H. Johnston ask- 
ing the General Assembly to discontinue all action looking toward 
union with the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A., was referred to the 
Standing Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

2. A communication from the Assembly's Committee on Radio 
was referred to a Special Committee on Radio and the members ap- 
pointed being: the Rev. G. Dana Waters, Chairman, Rev. J. A. Jones, 
Rev. C. G. McClure. 



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3. Requests to be excused from attendance at this meeting from 
the Rev. G. P. Stevens and the Rev. R. L. McBath. These requests 
were g^ranted. 

4. From the Rev. S. M. Glasgow of Savannah Presbytery, stating 
that he now resides in Charlotte and requesting permission to labor in 
the bounds of this Presbytery. This request was granted. 

Minister Dismissed — The Rev. M. R. Gibson requested that 
the pastoral relation between himself and the Marshville and 
Hawley Memorial Churches be dissolved, effective January 31, 
1945, and that he be granted a certificate of transfer to Kings 
Mountain Presbytery. The Churches indicated their concur- 
rence with Mr. Gibson in this request. This request was 
granted. 

Foreign Missions — The time for the order of the day hav- 
ing arrived, Presbytery heard the report of the Permanent 
Committee on Foreign Missions. Rev. J. E. Wayland led in 
prayer. The report was read by the Rev. C. H. Little, Chair- 
man. Pending its adoption Presbytery heard the Rev. Andrew 
Allison of our China Mission, in an address on the work in 
China. Prayer was offered by the Rev. (Chaplain) H. L. 
Reaves. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions reports that since our last 
report to Presbytery a number of Missionaries have spoken to various 
Churches, Auxiliaries, and Young People's Groups. We mention, sent 
directly from the Nashville Office, Rev. S. C. Farris who spoke to 
several Churches, Auxiliaries, High Schools both in the city and county 
during October. 

Your Chairman attended a Conference at Greensboro on November 
14 of Chairmen from the various Presbyteries in the Synod. The pur- 
pose was to plan for an extensive and intensive campaign during the 
Foreign Mission season. As a result, efforts have been made to have 
regional conferences held in each County of our Presbytery; asking 
key ministers to sponsor these at strategic points and invite all con- 
gregations nearby to attend; the purpose being the undergirding of 
the whole program of Foreign Missions with concerted prayers of all 
our people and for Mission Study. Before the season is out we hope 
all these will have been held. 

The Young People of the Presbytery have arranged to have a rally 
in each of their four districts. These will be held on January 14th 
and 21st. Miss Estelle Lumpkin and Rev. Andrew Allison will be the 
speakers. 

We recommend that: 

1. The Foreign Mission Season, January 1-February 4th, 1945, be 
observed in all our churches as the time for church-wide dedication to 
the task of Christian Missions and that all our ministers be urged to 



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preach frequently and fervently on Missions and that the whole church 
be called to earnest prayer for this work. 

2. That every church observe January 28-February 4 as the week 
of Prayer and Self-Denial and that supplemental offerings be taken 
for this cause. 

3. The most acute need confronting our Foreign Mission work is 
Missionary recruits. One hundred new missionaries are needed the 
minute the war is over and they need to be preparing now. Parents 
should be urged to dedicate their sons and daughters to this work 
and High School pupils should be urged to volunteer for life-time work 
in foreign fields. "The harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are 
few." 

4. That $250,000 be the goal to be raised over the Assembly dur- 
ing Self-Denial week for the Christian re-occupation of the Far East, 
looking toward a total of a million dollars for this purpose. Also funds 
are needed at once for work in Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal, where 
the doors of opportunity are opening wide and rapidly. 

5. Pending the adoption of this report that Presbytery hear the 
Rev. Andrew Allison. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. LITTLE, Chairman 
J. N. STRIBLING 

W. Z. BRADFORD 
J. E. WAYLAND 

D. K. SNYDER 
A. S. CATHEY 



Reception of Candidate — The Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation recommended the reception of James Reaves as a can- 
didate for the Gospel Ministry. The proper credentials were 
produced. Mr. Reaves was presented and examined on experi- 
mental religion and his motives for seeking the ministry by 
the Rev. J. M. Walker. The Moderator proposed the consti- 
tutional questions which were answered by Mr. Reaves. The 
examination was sustained as satisfactory. A charge was 
given to the candidate by the Rev. 0. C. Williamson. Presby- 
tery was led in prayer by the Rev. H. L. Reaves and the 
name of the Candidate was recorded on the Presbytery's 
Roll of Candidates for the Ministry. 

Home Mission Emergency Fund — The report for the Home 
Mission Emergency Fund was presented by the Rev. N. R. 
McGeachy and was received as information. 



28 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Standing Committees — The following Standing Committees 
were appointed by the Moderator : 

1. Records of Presbytery: Rev. W. H. Johnston, Rev. A. W. Shaw, 
Ruling Elder A. R. Shaw, Jr. 

2. Bills and Overtures: Rev. C. D. Whiteley, Rev. R. A. Young, 
Ruling Elder C. G. Pepper. 

3. Judicial Business: Rev. W. T. Smith, Rev. J. W. Grier, Ruling 
Elder R. L. Martin. 

4. Resolutions: Rev. E. V. Wiley, Rev. G. F. Houck, Ruling Elder 
T. A. Biggers. 

5. Installations: Rev. J. A. Jones, Rev. C. N. Morrison, Ruling 
Elder W. R. Garrison. 

Prayer was offered on behalf of those in the Armed Forces 
who are members of our churches and who are now missing 
in action, and for Ruling Elders David Ovens and W. E. Price 
who are ill. This prayer was led by the Rev. A. W. Shaw 
and the Rev. C. M. Boyd. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to wire Mr. Ovens, who 
was nominated as Moderator at the last Stated Session, and 
who because of illness is prevented from attending this Ses- 
sion, Presbytery's regrets at his illness and its wish for his 
speedy recovery. 

Evangelism — The Permanent Committee on Evangelism 
submitted the following report which was adopted. The Com- 
mittee, together with Presbytery's Office was requested to 
circularize the Churches with reference to this report as it 
thinks best. 

The statistical reports of the Presbytery for the year ending March 
31, 1944, reveal the following facts. The total membership of the 
churches in the Presbytery is 20,396. This is the largest membership 
in the history of the Presbytery. There is now a total of 94 churches. 

With a total constituency larger than any other Presbytery in the 
Assembly the following figures reveal the evangelistic results of the 
year's work. 

At the beginning of the year there were 19,460 members of the 
churches. During the year 695 were added on profession of faith. 
This means that it took twenty-eight church members to bring one 
soul to Christ in a year, or to state it differently, it took each member 
an average of twenty-eight years to bring one soul to Christ. This 
figure seems much too low though it is slightly lower than the average 
of one for every thirty in the assembly and one for every twenty-nine 
in the Synod. 



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During the year there were twenty-five churches reporting no addi- 
tions on profession of faith. Of these three reported a membership of 
over 100 and two reported a membership of over 200. These twenty- 
five churches listed a membership of 1,527. 

It would seem to your committee that with the vast amount of 
work that is done by our people annually the above spiritual birthrate 
should be much higher and the churches showing no evangelistic re- 
sults should be much lower. We are inclined to ask the question, "Are 
our people too busy abouj; lesser things to concern themselves with 
the most important task of the church, that of winning souls?" 

We are most gratified and encouraged by the reports of the work 
of the churches. Increased attendance, more generous giving, and the 
elimination of church debts are commonplace occurances today but 
we would caution pastors and churches against becoming satisfied with 
these material evidences of progress. God has placed more value on 
a soul than on the most beautiful church building, and there is more 
joy in heaven over one soul that repents than over ninety and nine 
church members at a fellowship meeting. 

We believe that the evangelistic results of our years' work can be 
improved and we would make the following recommendations: 

1. Christ has called his followers the light of the world. If our 
light is to be seen we must bring it into the open. We therefore call 
upon every Christian in the Presbytery to search his own heart and 
evaluate his own life to see if he or she is radiating a message through 
daily living. 

2. We urge our people to make use of every means of grace through 
prayer and the reading of the scriptures in our homes, as family 
groups, and in our individual devotional lives. 

3. We call upon every organization of the church to make a defi- 
nite, prayerful, and persistent effort for the saving of souls. 

4. We would urge every pastor, officer and teacher in the Sunday 
School to make constant effort that no child passes through the Sun- 
day School without a definite challenge to give his life to Christ. 

5. That the recommendation of the Synod's committee presented 
at the fall meeting of Pi-esbytery be reemphasized, namely: 

That Presbytery set as its minimum evangelistic goal the winning 
of one soul for every ten members and that each church be urged to 
take this quota as a goal for the year. 

That Presbjrtery endorse and adopt the Presbyterian Evangelistic 
Crusade. We believe this to be an excellent program of evangelism 
and urge every pastor to study it carefully. 

6. That every church make a special effort in the field of evangelism 
during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. INMAN, Chairman 



30 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

The Clerk was instructed to advise the Rev. Geo. A. Atkin- 
son that it will be necessary for him to appear personally in 
order to be received into the Presbytery. 

Amendment to Manual — An amendment to the Manual, hav- 
ing been acted upon favorably at the last Stated Session of 
Presbytery, setting up a Permanent Committee on Sessional 
Records, was adopted. This Committee shall direct the work 
of the Committee of the Whole at the Spring Meeting of Pres- 
bytery in examining Sessional Records. It shall be composed 
of three members. 

Nominating Committee — The Nominating Committee made 
the following recommendations which were adopted: 

Home Missions: To take place of Rev. Robt. Turner, 1946, Rev. 
W. I. Howell. 

Religious Education: To take place of Rev. Robt. Turner, 1946, 
Rev. J. L. Griggs. 

Advisory to General Secretary: 1945, Rev. M. B. Prince, Jr.; Ruling 
Elder, A. R. Craig; 1946, Rev. C. M. Boyd; Ruling Elder, W. E. 
Price; 1947, Rev. Jn. A. Redhead, Jr.; Ruling Elder R. A. Grier. 

Examinations: On Theology, Rev. J. O. Mann in place of Rev. W. A. 
Alexander, 1945. 

On Location of Churches: Rev. J. M. Walker in place of Rev. Robt. 
Turner. 

Sessional Records: P. P. Thrower, Chairman; 1945, Rev. G. F. 
Houck; 1946, Rev. S. A. Ewart; 1947, Rev. P. P. Thrower. 

Special Judicial Committee: Rev. W. H. Johnston in place of Rev. 
W. A. Alexander as Chairman. 

The Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. following 
prayer by the Moderator. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

2:00 P. M. 

The Presbytery reconvened and was led in prayer by the 
Rev. A. T. Taylor. 

Moderator Nominated — As the first order following lunch. 
Presbytery proceeded to the nomination of the Moderator for 
the next Stated Session. Ruling Elder David Ovens was nomi- 
nated. 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 31 

Commissioners to the General Assembly — The following 
were nominated as Commissioners to the General Assembly 
meeting in Montreat, N. C, May 24, 1945, and were elected 
by acclamation: 

MINISTERS 

Principals Alternates 

W. I. Howell R. F. Boyd 

C. G. McClure W. T. Smith 

J. A. Redhead A. H. Key 

G. D. Waters F. C. Debele 

S. M. Inman P. P. Thrower 

J. O. Mann W. R. Buhler 

RULING ELDERS 

J. D. Elliott, Plaza C. G. Pepper, Hamlet 

A. R. Shaw, Hopewell Samuel Winget, Pleasant Hill 

R. C. Haywood, Rockingham C. S. Harkey, Philadelphia 

J. N. Stribling, Charlotte First Harry Kirkpatrick, Sharon 

Hunter Marshall, Myers Park T. A. Biggers, Indian Trail 

C. P. Hipp, McGee Daniel McCaskill, Macedonia 

Defense Service Council — The Rev. Jas. A. Jones, Chairman 
of the Special Committee on the Defense Service Council pre- 
sented the Rev. D. T. Caldwell, Director of the Assembly's 
Council. The Presbytery expressed its appreciation of the 
address and of the work Dr. Caldwell is doing by a rising vote. 

Stewardship — The following report of the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Stewardship was presented and adopted: 

Your Committee on Stewardship begs to report: 

Your apportionment for the benevolent causes for 1943-1944 was 
$150,534-00. You paid to all benevolent causes including specials 
$197,267. Your apportionment for 1944-1945 was $163,004.00. No 
accounting as yet can be made, of course, for the current year. Your 
apportionment for 1945-1946 is $182,780.00. Your Committee recom- 
mends that the amount be accepted. 

Your Committee in conference with General Secretary R. H. Stone, 
has done its best to apportion fairly among the churches the asking 
for the year 1945-1946. Your Committee recommends the following 
apportionments to the churches: 



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Albemarle, 1st $3,000 

Albemarle, 2nd 100 

Altan 77 

Amay James 20 

Amity 800 

Avondale 300 

Badin 500 

Banks 350 
Benton Heights 60 

Bethany 21 

Bethel 350 

Bethlehem 100 

Beulah 50 

Biscoe 300 

Brainerd 121 
Caldwell Mem'l: 

Reg. Benev. 10,000 

Spec. Benev. 17,000 

Camden 122 

Cameronian 175 

Candor 200 

Camp Greene 300 
Cent'l Steele Ck. 1,000 

Charlotte, 1st 22,000 

Charlotte, 2nd 41,000 

Commonwealth 250 

Community 30 

Cook's Mem'l 700 

Cornelius 116 

Ellerbe 200 
Erdman L'e Chap'l 48 

Hamlet 1,024 

Hawley Mem'l 40 



Hopewell 


1,900 Pleasant Hill 


653 


Huntersville 


1,650 


Providence 


1,000 


Lee Park 


94 


Ramah 


526 


Lilesville 


37 


Rehoboth 


12 


Locust 


150 


Robinson 


300 


Macedonia 


100 


Roberdell 


50 


Mallard Creek 


800 


Rockingham 


600 


Marks Creek 


140 


Rourk 


80 


Marshville 


125 


Salem 


45 


Marston 


150 


St. Andrews 


500 


Matthews 


400 


St. Paul 


1,000 


Monroe, 1st 


3,200 


Selwyn Ave. 


1,000 


Morgan Mem'l 


25 


Sharon 


2,000 


Morven 


356 


Siler 


160 


McGee 


400 


Six Mile Ck. 


63 


McLean Mem'l 


60 


So. Park Chap. 


60 


Myers Park 


30,000 


Steele Ck. 


10,100 


Mt. Carmel 


50 


Stephenson 


36 


Mt. Gilead 


600 


Sugaw Creek 


4,000 


Mulberry 


1,500 


Tabernacle 


65 


Newell 


200 


Tenth Ave. 


3,500 


Nevin 


120 


Thomasboro 


600 


Norman 


35 


Troy 


377 


North Charlotte 


200 


Turner 


60 


Norwood 


240 


Unionville 


50 


Oakboro 


36 Unity Chapel 


48 


Pageland 


100 


Wadesboro 


644 


Paw Creek 


1,500 


Walkersville 


75 


Pee Dee 


36 Waxhaw 


600 


Plaza 


1,400 


West Avenue 


3,000 


Philadelphia 


1,000 


Westminster 


5,000 


Pineville 


750 


Williams Mem. 


1,600 


Indian Trail 


300 Wilmore 


600 



Your Committee recommends that the contributions to the causes 
be divided after the following percentages: 



Presbytery's Office 5% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 22% 

Foreign Missions 25% 

Orphanage 6 % 

Assembly's Home Missions 10% 

Synod's Home Missions 5% 

Christian Ed. & Min. Relief 5% 



Educ. Insts. incl. U.T.S. 14% 

Religious Educ. & Pub. 21^4% 

American Bible Society Vz % 

Assembly's Training School % % 

Religious Educ. in Synod 3^% 

Rel. Educ. in Presbytery 1% 



Your Committee recommends that March 4 or the convenient day 
nearest thereto be set as Volunteer or Every Member Canvass Day. 

Your Committee recommends that March 18-March 25 be fixed as 
pay up days. 

Your Committee notes with pleasure that many, if not all of the 
churches of the Presbytery, which had indebtedness have liquidated 
their obligations and that many of the churches which have building 



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needs are laying aside funds for material development when the suit- 
able time arrives. Your Committee recommends that all churches hav- 
ing obligations or needing enlarged or improved buildings take advan- 
tage of the times of free flowing money to provide against their needs. 

Your Committee notes with regret that a number of self sustaining 
churches are not paying their pastors salaries equal to $1,800.00 fixed 
by Presbytery as the minimum amount on which home mission workers 
and pastors should be called. Your Committee recommends that all 
churches be asked to endeavor to lift the support of their pastors to 
that level as a minimum. 

Your Committee notes with regret the wild spending seen on every 
hand. Your Committee recommends that all pastors be asked to 
preach with a new and strange zeal the demands of stewardship of 
material things as well as of all life in this year upon which we have 
entered. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. M. BOYD, Chairman 



Arrearages in accounts with Presbytery's Expense Fund 
were remitted as follows: Completely remitted — Lee Park 
$6.00; Peachland $15.90; Siler $47.55; Stephenson $18.10; 
Reduced—Morgan Memorial $71.16 to $1.16; Roberdell $72.60 
to $2.60 ; Rehoboth $15.30 to $2.30. 

Bills and Overtures — The Standing Committee on Bills and 
Overtures recommended that the following overture be sent 
to the Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg respectfully overtures the General 
Assembly meeting in Montreal, N. C, on May 24th, 1945, to cease all 
activities looking toward organic union with the Presbyterian Church, 
U. S. A. 

Presbytery declined to adopt this recommendation. 

Adjourned Meeting — An adjourned Meeting was set for 
Tuesday, January 23, 1945, at 2:30 P. M., in the Second 
Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. 

Records of Presbytery — The Standing Committee on Rec- 
ords of Presbytery presented the following report which was 
adopted : 

The Committee appointed to examine the Records of Presbytery re- 
ports that the Stated Clerk placed in our hands the Assistant Clerk's 
notes, the typewritten manuscript, and the printer's proof sheets of a 
Called Meeting at Charlotte 1st Church, June 19, 1944; of the 165th 
Stated Session, Philadelphia Church, July 19, 1944; Called Meeting at 



34 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Barium Springs, September 5, 1945; the 166th Stated Session, Steele 
Creek Church, Oct. 17th, 1944. 

We have compared the manuscript with the printed copy and find 
them faithfully and accurately kept with the exception of a few typo- 
graphical errors. 

We recommend that the printed copy be designated as the official 
minutes of Presbytery, and that the Stated Clerk be commended for 
the faithful performance of his duties. 

Respectfully submitted, ' 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman 
A. W. SHAW 
A. R. SHAW, JR. 



Judicial Committee — ^The Standing Judicial Committee re- 
ported that no matters had been brought to its attention. 

Resolutions — The Standing Committee on Resolutions re- 
ported as follows: This report was adopted. 

1. Mecklenburg Presbytery in its 167th Stated Session deems it 
a real privilege to meet in the First Church of Monroe, the first or- 
ganized Presbyterian Church in Union County. 

2. We are grateful to the Session and Members of thei Congrega- 
tion of this Church for their gracious hospitality and especially to 
the ladies who prepared and served the delicious noonday meal. 

3. We are deeply indebted to each one who has contributed to the 
inspiration and work of Presbytery today. 

4. We recommend that these resolutions be adopted by a rising 
vote and a copy be given to the Session of this Church to be read 
before the Congregation this coming Sunday morning. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. V. WILEY, Chairman 

G. F. HOUCK 
T. A. BIGGERS 



Minister and His Work — The Commission on the Minister 
and His Work submitted the following report which was ad- 
mitted to the record. 

The Commission on the Minister and his work in Mecklenburg Pres- 
bytery respectfully submits the following report: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has held four 
meetings, at which the following matters were considered and disposed 
of: 



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The call of Rev. C. H. Little by Sharon for another year was ap- 
proved. 

The name of Rev. Sam N. Milton of Haines City, Florida, was ap- 
proved for a call by Wadesboro and the name of Rev. W. A. Murray 
of Hancock, Maryland, was approved for supply work in the Pres- 
bytery. 

The call of Rev. Sam N. Milton by Wadesboro was found to be in 
order and ordered to be presented to Presbytery with the recommen- 
dation that it be approved and placed in the hands of Mr. Milton. 

The name of Rev. Lawrence Irving Stell of Mexico, Missouri, was 
approved for a call by First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. WALKER, Chairman 

R. S. HUTCHISON, Secretary 



Radio — The Special Committee on Radio recommended that a Special 
Committee be elected to continue work on this matter and that it be 
empowered to raise $250 for this work. This recommendation was 
adopted and the following elected as members of this Committee: Rev. 
G. Dana Waters, Chairman, Rev. S. M. Inman, Rev. C. G. McClure, 
Rev. W. C. Keller. One other member is to be selected by these 
members. 

The Stephenson Church extended an invitation for the July Meet- 
ing of Presbytery. This was docketed for the next meeting. 

Unfinished business was docketed for the Adjourned Meeting. 

The Minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery voted to adjourn. 

The closing prayer was led by the Rev. R. H. Stone, and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet in Adjourned Session in the Second Presbyterian 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, January 23, 1945, at 2:30 P. M. 

W. I. HOWELL, Moderator 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk 
J. W. STORK, Permanent Clerk 
JN. R. ROSEBRO, Assistant Clerk 



36 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

Adjourned Meeting of Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 

Second Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, N. C. 
January 23, 1945 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in an Adjourned Ses- 
sion in the Second Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C, at 
2:30 P. M. on the above date. 

The Moderator, the Rev. W. I. Howell, presided. ' 

The opening prayer was led by the Rev. C. G. McClure. 

Roll — The following were present and were enrolled: 

Ministers — C. M. Boyd, F. R. McAlister, P. P. Thrower, J. L. Griggs, 
Jn. R. Rosebro, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., R. H. Stone, S. M. Inman, 
C. G. McClure, J. G. Garth, W. C. Keller, J. W. Grier, E. V. Wiley, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., N. R. McGeachy, W. H. Johnston, Holmes Rolston, 
F. C. Pratt, W. A. Brown, Jonas Barclay, R. P. Walker, R. F. Boyd, 
W. T. Smith, F. C. Debele, R. A, Young, S. A. Ewart, G. W. Waters, 
J. E. Wayland, B. F. Yandell, C. N. Morrison, W. P. Robertson, J. M. 
Walker, W. R. Buhler, C. C. Beam— 34. 

Ruling Elders — H. H. Houston, Pageland; H. F. Wolfe, Charlotte 
2nd; R. N. Williams, Williams Memorial; A. R. Shaw, Jr., Hopewell; 
J. W. Kiser, St. Paul; J. L. Capps, Westminster; C. B. Choate, Central 
Steele Creek; Jn. D. Elliott, Plaza; W. R. Garrison, Sugaw Creek — i». 

The Stated Clerk announced that a quorum was present. 

The Rev. W. R. Buhler requested that the pastoral rela- 
tionship between him and the Stephenson Presbyterian Church 
be dissolved. The Church concurred in the request. Pres- 
bytery granted the request. 

The Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church requested per- 
mission to change the terms of its call for the pastoral serv- 
ices of the Rev. C. G. McClure so that the salary will be in- 
creased from $4,200 to $4,800. The change was approved. 

The Permanent Committee on Home Missions recommended 
that Presbytery, through its Trustees, convey the title to the 
property, now held by them for the Presbytery, on Avondale 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 37 

Ave., to the duly elected Trustees of the Avondale Presby- 
terian Church. This recommendation was adopted and the 
change ordered. 

Minister Dismissed — The Rev. N. R. McGeachy, requested 
that the pastoral relation between himself and Sugaw Creek 
Presbyterian Church be dissolved, effective February 15th, 
and that he be granted a Letter of Transfer to Concord Pres- 
bytery that he might accept a call to the First Church of 
Statesville. The Church concurred regretfully in this request. 
Presbytery granted the request. 

Rev. J. G. Garth was granted permission to add to the me- 
morial to the Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine which was adopted at the 
last Stated Session. 

The Chairman of the Permanent Committee on Ministerial 
Relief was authorized to make application for aid from the 
Assembly's Committee for the widow of the Rev. R. J. Mc- 
llwaine, the amount of aid applied for to be determined by 
the said Chairman. 

Nominations — The Nominating Committee presented the 
following recommendations which were adopted: 

That the places occupied by the Rev. N. R. McGeachy on the Com- 
mittees of Presbytery be filled as follows: Presbytery's — Home Mis- 
sions, Class of 1945, by the Rev. W. H. Johnston; Chairman of the 
Home Missions Committee by Ruling Elder R. A. Grier, already a mem- 
ber of the Committee; Examinations, Church History Section, Class 
of 1946, by the Rev. R. L. McBath; Orphans' Home, Class of 1945, 
Rev. W. T. Smith — Special Committee on Location and Relocation of 
Churches, by Ruling Elder R. A. Grier, Chairman of Home Mission 
Committee. 

Limited Pastorates — ^The Rev. C. M. Boyd, presented the re- 
port of the Special Committee appointed to study the report 
of the Assembly's Committee on the Minister and His Work 
sent down to Presbytery to be studied with reference to Lim- 
ited Term Pastorates. The report with its recommendation 
was adopted and the Stated Clerk was instructed to send a 
copy to the Christian Observer. Presbytery did not look with 
favor on the Limited Term Pastorate. 

Amendments to the Book of Church Order — The Rev. R. F. 
Boyd presented the report of the Special Committee appointed 
to study the proposed Changes in the Book of Church Order 
sent down to the Presbyteries by the Assembly for approval 



38 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 

or disapproval. These changes were approved with the fol- 
lowing exceptions: 

Sect. 36. First amendment disapproved 

Sect. 53. Third sentence change disapproved 

Sect. 112. Approved with exception of deleting subsection 3 in Bk. 
of Ch. O. 

Sect. 124. Fourth sentence change disapproved 

The following suggestions were offered: 

Sect. 52. Delete the word "church" 

Sect. 76a. (2) Delete the word "church" 

Sect. 93. That the second paragraph in this section be numbered 
93a. 

Sect. 278. That the words "sealing ordinances" in the second sen- 
tence be changed to "sacraments" 

Chaplain D. M. Mounger was introduced to the Presbytery. 
He offered his services to the Churches and to the homes 
troubled by problems arising from the absence or injury of 
loved ones in the Armed Forces. 

Installations — ^The following Commissions to install pastors 
presented their reports. These were admitted to the record 
and are as below: 



REV. S. A. EWART 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. Silas A. Ewart as pastor of Bethel and Cornelius Churches met 
at Bethel Church at 3:25 P. M. October 22, 1944. The meeting was 
called to order and opened with prayer by the Chairman, Rev. W. H. 
Johnston. Members present: Rev. W. H. Johnston, Rev. J. W. Grier 
and Elders Boyd Monteith and Rufus A. Grier. Rev. R. H. Stone was 
absent due to conflicting preaching engagement. R. A. Grier was ap- 
pointed secretary of the Commission. 

The Commission then joined the congregation in the worship service 
led by Rev. W. H. Johnston, who preached from the text John 21:22, 
"Follow me." Mr. Johnston propounded the constitutional questions 
and declared Rev. S. A, Ewart duly installed as pastor of Bethel 
Church. Rev. J. W. Grier charged the pastor. Elder R. A. Grier 
charged the congregation. Rev. S. A. Ewart pronounced the benedic- 
tion. After the congregation had come forward and pledged their 
loyalty to their new pastor, the Commission took recess and enjoyed a 
social hour at the manse at Cornelius. 

The Commission reconvened in the church at Cornelius at 6 P. M. 
and joined in the worship service led by Rev. W. H. Johnston. The 
same assignments and duties were performed by Rev. W. H. Johnston, 
Rev. J. W. Grier and Elder R. A. Grier as in the afternoon service at 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 39 



Bethel. Rev. W. H. Johnston propounded the constitutional questions 
and declared Rev. S. A. Ewart duly installed as pastor of Cornelius 
Church. The service was closed with benediction by the new pastor. 
After the congregation had come forward and pledged their loyalty to 
their pastor, the commission read and approved the minutes and the 
meeting was closed with prayer by Rev. J. W. Grier. 

W. H. JOHNSTON, Chairman 
R. A. GRIER, Secretary 



REV. W. C. KELLER 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Rev. W. Chester Keller as pastor of Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church 
met Sunday, October 29th, at 7:10 P. M., in the Session Room of the 
Church. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Rev. F. C. 
Debele, and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. L. Griggs. A. R. Shaw, 
Jr., having been elected Clerk, the Commission adjourned to the church 
auditorium for the installation service. 

The invocation was pronounced by Rev. F. C. Debele, and the scrip- 
ture lesson from Matthew 5:38-48 was read by Rev. C. H. McLeod, 
Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mooresville, North Caro- 
lina. The evening prayer was offered by Rev. J. L. Griggs. The ser- 
mon was delivered by Rev. C. H. McLeod, his text being taken from 
Matthew 5:47, and his subject being "Beyond the Human Standard." 

After the sermon the questions to the pastor-elect and the congre- 
gation were propounded by Rev. F. C. Debele, after which he declared 
Mr. Keller to be the duly installed pastor of the church. A prayer by 
Mr. Debele followed. 

The charge to the pastor was delivered by Rev. J. L. Griggs and 
Elder Thomas M. Glasgow charged the congregation, after which Mr. 
Rev. C. H. McLeod led in prayer. The benediction was pronounced 
by Rev. W. Chester Keller after which the members of the congrega- 
tion came forward to extend their welcome to Reverend and Mrs. 
Keller. 

The Commission reconvened in the Session Room where the minutes 
were read and approved, and the meeting adjourned with prayer by 



Rev. C. H. McLeod. 



A. R. SHAW, JR., Clerk 



REV. O. C. WILLIAMSON 

The Commission appointed by Mecklenburg Presbytery to install 
Dr. O. C. Williamson as pastor of Cook's Memorial Church met in 
the session room at 3:20 P. M., December 17, 1944. 

Dr. Rosebro, Chairman, called the meeting to order, and Dr. Walker 
led in prayer. Members present: Dr. J. R. Rosebro, Dr. J. M. Walker, 
Dr. J. 0. Mann, Rev. Neill R. McGeachy, and Elders Plato W. Daven- 



40 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



port and Rufus A. Grier. R. A. Grier was elected secretary. The Com- 
mission then joined the congregation in the worship service led by 
Dr. Rosebro. The sermon was preached by Rev. Neill R. McGeachy 
from the text, Ephesians 1:18, 19. Dr. Rosebro propounded the con- 
stitutional questions and declared Dr. Williamson duly installed as 
pastor. Dr. J. O. Mann led the prayer of consecration. Dr. J. M. 
Walker made the charge to the pastor and Elder Rufus A. Grier 
made the charge to the congregation. Elder Plato W. Davenport, a 
member of the Commission, brought greetings from and pledged the 
continued co-operation of the Paw Creek Church with which Cook*s 
Memorial was formerly grouped. Dr. Williamson pronounced the 
benediction. 

After the congregation had come forward and pledged their loyalty 
to Dr. and Mrs. Williamson, the Commission read and approved the 
minutes and Dr. Rosebro closed the meeting with prayer. 

J. R. ROSEBRO, Chairman 
R. A. GRIER, Secretary 

Church Organized — The Commission appointed to organize 
a Church at the Avondale Chapel presented the following re- 
port which was admitted to the record : 

The Commission appointed to organize the Petitioners of the Avon- 
dale Presbyterian Church met at 7:15 P. M. November 5, 1944, in the 
Avondale Chapel and was called to order by the convener, the Reverend 
James A. Jones, who constituted the Commission with prayer. Those 
present were the Reverend R. H. Stone, the Reverend James A. Jones, 
and Ruling Elders E. M. McGee and W. H. Belk. The Reverend John 
R. Rosebro was asked to sit with the Commission and to offer his coun- 
sel and advice. The Reverend James A. Jones was elected Chairman 
of the Commission, and the Reverend R. H. Stone was elected Sec- 
retary. 

After discussing the service which was to follow at the appointed 
hour of 7:45 in the Chapel, the Commission united with the congrega- 
tion in the service of worship. The invocation was offered by Ruling 
Elder E. M. McGee. The devotional service was led by the Reverend 
James A. Jones, who spoke on "The Nature and Function of the 
Church." The Church Law concerning the organization of a particu- 
lar church was read to the congregation. 

Church letters were presented to the Commission for the following: 

G. D. Aitken, 3114 Willow Oak Rd.--from Westminster Presbyterian 

Mrs. G. D. Aitken, 3114 Willow Oak Rd from First Christian 

Mr. and Mrs. John Grant Carey, 1429 Lilac Rd. 

from Westminster Presbyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. McKnight, 3124 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Westminster Presbyterian 

Miss Anna Lois McKnight, 3124 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Westminster Presbyterian 



MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 41 



Mr. and Mrs. Dan F. Johnson, 3106 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Westminster Presbyterian 

Dan E. Johnson, 3106 Willow Oak Rd._from Westminster Presbyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Stevenson, 3000 Somerset Ave. 

from Second Presbtyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert B. Jerman, 2909 Avondale Ave. 

from Second Presbtyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Meacham, Jr., 2922 Avondale Ave. 

from Second Presbtyterian 
Miss Lavinia Fleming, 3000 Somerset Ave — from Second Presbyterian 
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne B. Smith, 3301 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Second Presbtyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Grier, 1300 Hemlock St. .from Second Presbyterian 

Mr. John A. McGee, 1300 Townes Rd from Second Presbyterian 

Mrs. John A. McGee, 1300 Townes Rd from St. John's Baptist 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Wheeler, 2930 Somerset Ave. 

from Second Presbtyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stenhouse, 1323 Townes Rd. 

from Second Presbtyterian 

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hamer, 1010 Marsh Rd from First Methodist 

Mr. and Mrs. James T. Norris, Jr., Clinton Rd._from Dilworth Methodist 
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lineberger, 3144 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Wesley Heights Methodist 
Mr. Kenneth R. Lineberger, 1407 Lilac Rd. 

from Wesley Heights Methodist 
Mrs. M. C. Howard, 2816 Avondale Ave. _ -from Myers Park Methodist 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis H. Meacham, 408 Marsh Rd. 

from Lumberton Presbyterian, Lumberton, N. C. 
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Greene, 3030 Sunset Dr.-.from Tabernacle A.R.P. 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Moore, 2932 Avondale Ave. 

from Tenth Ave. Presbyterian 
Carole Joyce Moore, 2932 Avondale Ave. 

from Tenth Ave. Presbyterian 
Mrs. G. C. Oldham, 2921 Idlewood Circle 

from First Presbyterian, Newport News, Va. 
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Washam, 3111 Cambridge Rd. 

from Chalmers Memorial A.R.P. 
Mr. and Afrs. James T. Alexander, 3122 Willow Oak Rd. 

from Trinity Methodist 
Miss Lula Kirkpatrick, 3000 Park Rd from Second Presbyterian 

The Commission examined Robert M. Stevenson, Jr., and John A. 
McKee, Jr., and received them upon profession of their faith. 

The congregation subscribed to the Covenant for the organization 
of a new church and adopted as its name the Avondale Presbyterian 
Church. The Church was declared constituted by the Chairman of 
the Commission, who led the congregation in prayer. 



42 MINUTES OF MECKLENBURG PRESBYTERY 



The congregation then proceeded to elect officers according to the 
Law. The following men were elected Elders: Messrs. G. D. Aitken, 
G. B. Meacham, Jr., E. W. McKnight, and John A. McGee. 

The following were elected Deacons: Messrs. J. T. Alexander, E. W. 
Hamer, Dan F. Johnson, Hubert B. Jerman, Paul H. Moore, Wayne 
B. Smith, J. D. Stenhouse, and S. F. Washam. 

The Commission requested Dr. John R. Rosebro to confer with the 
officers elected concerning their responsibilities and their knowledge 
of the standards of the Church. The service was adjourned with the 
benediction, and the Commission adjourned to meet on November 12 
at 7:00 P. M. at the Avondale Presbyterian Church. 

The Commission met on November 12 at 7:00 P. M. in the Avon- 
dale Presbyterian Church, and the meeting was opened with prayer 
by the Chairman. The Reverend Neill R. McGeachy, the Reverend 
James A. Jones, and Ruling Elders, W. H. Belk and E. M. McGee were 
present. The Reverend R. H. Stone was absent. 

The Commission conferred with the officers elected and after exami- 
nation as prescribed by the Law, proceeded at a service of worship to 
install them into their offices. Constitutional questions to the officers 
elected and to the congregation were propounded by the Chairman. 
Upon satisfactory answer, the officers were ordained and installed. 
Mr. G. D. Aitken and Mr. E. W. McKnight, having been formerly 
ordained as Elders, were only installed. Mr. John H. Moore, having 
been formerly ordained as a Deacon, was only installed. Mr. J. T. 
Alexander was providentially detained from attending the meeting, 
and his ordination and installation were committed into the hands of 
the Session. 

The Reverend Neill R. McGeachy delivered a charge to the officers 
and to the congregation in the form of a sermon on the subject, "The 
Officer at Work" from the Scripture of I Peter 1:5-11. Dr. John R. 
Rosebro was named convener of the Session by the Commission. The 
Commission having completed its appointment, read and approved its 
minutes, and adjourned with prayer and benediction by the Chairman. 

JAS. A. JONES, Chairman 
R. H. STONE, Secretary 

Next Meeting:— The place of the next Stated Session was left 
in the hands of the Stated Clerk and the Moderator. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery voted to adjourn. 

Following a closing prayer Presbytery adjourned to con- 
vene on April 17, 1945, at 10:00 A. M. 

W. I. HOWELL, Moderator 

J. WALTON STEWART, JR., Stated Clerk 
JNO. R. ROSEBRO, Assistant Clerk 



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The One Hundred Sixty-Eighth 
Stated Session of Mecklenburg 

Presbytery 



Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church 
Charlotte, N. C. 
April 17, 1945 

The Presbytery of Mecklenburg met in its One Hundred 
Sixty-eighth Stated Session in the Caldwell Memorial Presby- 
terian Church of Charlotte, N. C, at 10:00 A. M., on the above 
date. 

The Moderator, Rev. W. I. Howell, Jr., presided. 

The invocation was led by the Rev. W. H. Frazer. 

The Moderator preached the opening sermon using as his 
text, Romans 12:1. 

A special prayer was led by the Rev. J. W. Grier on behalf 
of the Rev. C, H. Little and Mrs. Little who had just heard 
of the tragic death of their son, Lt.-Com. Anderson Little near 
Roanoke, Va. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by 
the Rev. W. A. Brown and the Rev. F. C. Debele. The follow- 
ing Ruling Elders assisted: W. H. Belk, Rufus A. Grier, J. R. 
Craven, J. C. Cansler, W. W. Riser, A. K. Winget, D. F. West- 
moreland, and Joe W. McLaney. 

History of Caldwell Memorial Church — The history of the 
Caldwell Memorial Church was read by the Pastor, Rev. C. G. 
McClure. It was adopted and is as follows: 

The first movement toward the organization of the present Caldwell 
Memorial Presbyterian Church was taken in March, 1912. Eighty resi- 
dents of the Elizabeth section of the growing city met in the audi- 
torium of the Elizabeth College and petitioned the Presbytery to ap- 
point a commission to organize them into a church. 



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On April 4, 1912, the commission appointed by Presbytery met at 
Elizabeth College, Messrs. Morris E. Trotter, A. M. Young and W. E. 
Price were elected and installed as elders; Messrs. W. M. Smith, O. J. 
Thies, J. L. DeLaney, H. H. Straub and J. P. Quarles were elected and 
installed as deacons. The first regular preaching service was held on 
May 19, 1912, in the Elizabeth College auditorium. A lot was pur- 
chased at the comer of East Fifth Street and Park Drive at a cost of 
$3,000, the present site of the church. A small frame building was 
erected for temporary quarters and the name "Knox Memorial Pres- 
byterian Church" was selected for the new group, in honor of John 
Knox. 

On October 27, 1912, Rev. R. E. Hough of the Chalmers Memorial 
A. R. P. Church of Charlotte, was called as pastor. He accepted and 
began his ministry on November 10 of that same year. At the close 
of the first year of its existence, the Session reported to Presbytery 
that 34 members had been received by letter and 23 by confession of 
faith, making a total membership of 130. 

The first building, known as the Sunday School building, was com- 
pleted and the first service held there in October, 1914. In October, 
1916, Rev. Mr. Hough resigned his pastorate after four years of faith- 
ful service. At the close of his pastorate, the membership was 259, 
with a Sunday School membership of 212. 

In December, 1917, the church called Rev. G. Fisher Bell from 
Florence, Ala., who accepted the call and began his duties immediately, 
preaching his first sermon to the congregation on December 17, 1917, 
and being installed on January 14, 1918. In March, 1922, largely 
through the efforts of Dr. Bell, the church was favored with the gift 
of Mrs. Sallie Caldwell White of $50,000 as a memorial to her parents, 
David A. and Martha A. Caldwell. The name of the church was 
changed to "Caldwell Memorial" as of April 1, 1922, to comply with 
the terms of the gift. The new edifice was finished in December, 1922, 
and dedicatory services were held December 17, 1922. The membership 
at this time numbered 525, with a Sunday School membership of 612. 

Dr. Bell resigned his pastorate in February, 1926. Under the 
guidance of Dr. Bell, who was greatly beloved by all, the church more 
than doubled its membership and gifts, completing a large building 
program meanwhile. 

In July, 1927, a call was extended Dr. Charles R. Nisbet of Kansas 
City, Mo. He accepted and entered upon his pastorate September 4, 
1927. Under his leadership the church continued to grow and expand. 

The church has for a number of years supported and partly sup- 
ported a number of missionaries on the foreign field, besides contribut- 
ing to all other benevolent causes. In 1930, total gifts for all pur- 
poses reached an approximate sum of $25,000. 

The women of the church were first organized in 1912 as the Ladies' 
Aid Society. In 1916, another ladies' organization was formed known 
as the Ladies' Home and Foreign Missionary Society. The two organi- 
zations united in March, 1917, under the title of the Woman's Aux- 



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iliary, with Miss Martha Bell, sister of the pastor, as first president 
and guiding spirit. 

Under this new organization the women have done a large and 
noble work along educational lines and in developing the spiritual life 
of the church. The budget the past few years has reached more than 
$2,500 each year in addition to their many other activities. 

Under the able leadership of Dr. Nisbet the church paid off all the 
indebtedness that was on the home plant and embarked on a vigorous 
home mission program. Feeling a keen desire to assist the Negroes 
within our midst, Mr. W. E. Price, Mr. W. H. Belk and other laymen 
in the church sponsored the Amay James Mission and made it pos- 
sible for them to have the present building in which they worship 
and in which a church has been organized. The church assists also 
in providing a part of the salary of the pastor for the Amay James 
Church. 

Early in 1939 Caldwell Memorial Church began to take note of the 
rapidly growing Chantilly and Oakhurst sections and conducted sur- 
veys with a view to estabishing a mission in one of these sections. In 
January, 1940, Rev. H. L. Reaves accepted the call of the church to 
become superintendent of extension work and took up the task of 
beginning this work. He occupied this post for two years in which 
time Commonwealth Church was built and organized. In April, 1942, 
this church had a membership of 84 and a Sunday School roll of 150 
pupils. Caldwell Memorial Church provided the salary of this exten- 
sion worker for two years, bought the lot on which the church stands 
at a cost of nearly $1,200, made substantial cash contributions toward 
building the church, including the gift of the brick by Mr. W. H. Belk 
and assumed the grreater portion on the indebtedness on the building. 
The Church is now completely free of debt, and went to self-support 
April 1, 1945. This is in many ways a remarkable showing and a 
worthy example to other churches. 

In work among its young men Caldwell Memorial Church has a 
splendid record. The "Stronghold Bible Class," taught by Mr. S. J. 
Harris, soon outgrew the limited quarters and appealed for more room. 
When the church was unable to provide a larger class room they built 
and paid for a little building of their own. This class is one of the 
livest branches of the church. The older men's Bible class, and the 
men's fellowship group are also very active. 

On April 1, 1942, the pastor. Rev. Charles R. Nisbet, D.D., resigned 
in order that he might give his full time to evangelistic work. Dr. 
Nisbet continued to supply the church until the election of a pastor. 

The Rev. C. G. McClure, minister of Third Presbyterian Church, 
New Orleans, La., was called to the pastorate of Caldwell Church, in 
September, 1942, and he began his ministry October 15, 1942. Since 
his arrival the Church has continued its outstanding record in the mat- 
ter of gifts to benevolences, it has maintained a keen interest in 
home missons, as evidenced by the fact that a successor to Mr. Reaves, 
who entered the Chaplaincy in August, 1943, has been engaged; and 
there have been added to the Church rolls, 328 names in the 2^4 years. 



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In May, 1944, a Postwar Building Improvement fund was inaugurated, 
and in less than one year over $22,000.00 have been contributed or 
pledged to this fund. 

A large and enthusiastic Sunday School under the leadership of 
Messrs. W. E. Price and W. A. Sanford offers religious instruction of 
a high order. Miss Isabel Ross is director of religious education, and 
Mrs. L. J. Schenck is Church secretary. 

The young people are an active and enthusiastic group, helping 
with Bible Schools, serving on Presbytery's Young People Council, 
helping in the Choir, putting on recreational programs, and carrying 
out service projects. Over 150 young men and women serve in the 
armed forces of our country. 

The Woman's Auxiliary under the capable leadership of Mrs. W. E. 
Belk has just completed its most successful year, and looks forward 
to a greater usefulness under the new president, Mrs. Burke Fox. 

The present Church enrollment is 972 and during the Church year 
$54,848.00 were contributed to all causes. 

Roll — The following were present or were enrolled during 
the meeting : 

Ministers — G. P. Stevens, J. W. Grier, J. G. Garth, J. W. Stork, 
J. M. Walker, W. H. Frazer, Q. N. Huneycutt, C. C. Beam, S. B. 
McLean, W. H. Johnston, B. F. Yandell, J. C. Grier, A. T. Taylor, 
M. B. Prince, Jr., W. B. Neill, C. D. Whiteley, R. A. Young, Chas. M. 
Boyd, A. H. Key, E. V. Wiley, W. I. Howell, Jr., D. K. Snyder, John A. 
Redhead, Jr., C. N. Morrison, W. T. Smith, Hunter B. Blakeley, W. R. 
Buhler, Jno. R. Rosebro, A. W. Shaw, F. R. McAlister, R. H. Stone, 
R. E. Watts, J. Walton Stewart, Jr., Wm. A. Brown, Paul P. Thrower, 
J. L. Griggs, Holmes Rolston, Robert F. Boyd, G. Dana Waters, F. C. 
Debele, Jr., Charles G. McClure, Samuel M. Inman, George F. Houck, 
F. Clyde Pratt, Jonas Barclay, Carl G. Howie, R. L. McBath, W. M. 
Walsh, R. P. Walker, J. E. Wayland, F. S. Johnston, W. C. Keller, 
S. A. Ewart, O. C. Williamson, Waldo P. Robertson. — 55. 

Ruling Elders — A. K. Winget, Albemarle First; James R. Tucker, 
Albemarle Second; A. L. Collins, Altan; J. P. Sample, Amity; J. B. 
Meacham, Avondale; L. A. Fesperman, Badin; G. F. Boone, Benton 
Heights; W. J. Knox, Bethel; W. B. Long, Bethlehem; J. P. Belk, 
Beulah; W. J. Kanoy, Biscoe; Jas. R. Craven, Caldwell Memorial; H. T. 
Baldwin, Cameronian; J. O. Hamfield, Camp Greene; T. M. Black- 
welder, Central Steele Creek; Joe W. McLaney, Charlotte First; W. S. 
Cunningham, Charlotte Second; Pink Sutton, Community; R. L. Willis, 
Cook's Memorial; J. H. McRae, Ellerbe First; Joe L. Puckett, Hope- 
well; Hillis L. Seay, Huntersville ; E. I. Stinson, Indian Trail; T. M. 
Hartsell, Locust; J. E. McLaughlin, Hamlet First; Daniel J. McCaskell, 
Macedonia; J. K. McLaughlin, Mallard Creek; N. O. Alexander, Mat- 
thews; A. M. Cathey, McGee; W. A. Lane, Monroe First; M. Lee Mc- 
Innis, Mt. Carmel; H. G. Rhyne, Mulberry; John S. Cansler, Myers 
Park; J. M. Russell, Newell; Carson Livingston, Norwood; W. D. Van- 



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derburgh, Pageland; Lee McGinn, Paw Creek; L. B. Hough, Philadel- 
phia; Roy G. Starnes, Pineville; J. R. Currence, Pleasant Hill; P. P. 
Patterson, Providence; Ramont Mayes, Ramah; A. M. Stafford, Robin- 
son; J. W. Craig, Jr., St. Andrews; N. J. Phillips, St. Paul; D. F. 
Westmoreland, Selwyn Avenue; E. A. Jamison, Sharon; R. A. Plyler, 
Siler; J. R. Perry, Six Mile Creek; H. C. Hovis, South Park; L. L. 
Brown, Steele Creek; Worth Stinson, Stephenson; J. R. Abernathy, 
Sugaw Creek; T. E. Gray, Tenth Avenue; A. L. Primm, Thomasboro; 
J. C. Richardson, Turner; C. A. Bland, Wadesboro; R. J. Belk, Wax